Saturday was a big day for electronic duo Cathedrals, not only were Johnny Hwin and Brodie Jenkins celebrating their recent birthdays, but they also shipped us a taste of new music. And what better way to mark a few milestones than throw a crazy party? Called Nightingale, the event brought together an amazing group dressed in all black for the occasion. The theme was ‘chic noir’, think Black Swan meets Don Juan.
Photo by Shanna McIntyre
Early in the night Cathedrals set the mood by giving attendees a sneak peak at the upcoming video for “Don’t Act Like A Stranger” which we are told is dropping soon. They then treated us to a few stripped down songs on the venue’s piano. Johnny and Brodie have been teasing us with a few releases including 2016’s “Howling” and a remix EP since their self-titled EP in 2014, but this is our first peak into whats next. Listen to the new track below:
Featuring pulsing synths, an incredibly catchy guitar rift and layers of Brodie Jenkin’s sultry lyrics “Don’t Act Like A Stranger” captures all the magic that propelled the duo to one of SF’s most buzzed about acts a few years ago. After a few listens you will be hungry for more new music.
The night ended like all good parties should, with a sing-a-long to Bohemian Rhapsody. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see more Nightingale events in the future in addition to new tracks from Cathedrals.