The Glasgow duo of Suzanne Roden and Lewis Cook recently shed the name Happy Meals and re-emerged earlier this year as Free Love with a streamlined disco-pop sound on the tracks 'Synchronicity' and 'Pushing Too Hard'. They'll culminate this year of rebirth with the release of the 8-track Luxury Hits on November 9th.

Of Luxury Hits the duo tell us "The music is about breaking through the limitations of our surroundings, not through escapism but defining a new reality on our own terms and breathing it into existence.".

This destruction of shortcomings can be tough, and that is the central message on the tender-yet-dogged new track 'Playing As Punks', where Suzanne Roden sits contemplating her guitar, the horrific nature of the news, and how she can continue living her life without breaking down. Glistening and bloopy synths couple with playful programmed percussion. As the duo trade off their vocals in the chorus, "we've been playing as punks/ with a heart of gold," both the sweetness and the severity of that declaration sharply resonates. 'Playing As Punks' mines the same rich vein of emotion as 80s new-wave classics as they wistfully sing "I know you want to live forever/ and I know you say that nothing's real/ and I know you say that you don't need me/ and I know that's not how you feel." Your eyes gently shut and you lose yourself in the blissful sway of their delicate passion underscored by their deft production.

Both before and after the November 9th release of Luxury Hits, Free Love will be touring in support of the likes of James Holden, as well as playing their own headline gigs. Check their dates here:

October
4th – Southbank Centre, London*
10th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds*
12th – Brighton Digital Festival*
30th – Certain People, Berghain, Berlin

November
18th – Brave Exhibition Festival, Newcastle
21st – Whelans, Dublin
22nd – Menagerie Bar, Belfast
29th – Folklore, London
30th – The Peer Hat, Manchester

December
1st – The Poetry Club, Glasgow
13th - 15th - Winter Camp Festival, Paris
31st – Hogmanay, Edinburgh ^

* supporting James Holden and The Animal Spirits
^ supporting Metronomy & Franz Ferdinand