Soft Hair are Connan Mockasin and Sam Dust (LA PRIEST / Late of The Pier). Their eponymous debut album is due for release via Weird World on October 28th 2016.
The album’s recording took place over five years amongst the pair’s solo careers and outside lives. After the dispersion of Late of the Pier, whom Connan supported on tour in 2009 (the first time the two met), Sam travelled in the far east, Africa, Europe and elsewhere, spending time inventing his own instruments, producing and directing, and re-emerging as LA PRIEST in 2015 with debut solo album Inji. Connan meanwhile released the albums Forever Dolphin Love and Caramel and toured the world extensively, working with artists such as James Blake, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Vince Staples.
The songs of Soft Hair were written and recorded in a wide array of locations, using methods that neither Mockasin nor Dust had used previously, and which were developed by the pair specifically for its creation. As a result, the record gives the listener a view into an exotic world with a blend of familiar, unfamiliar and unconventionally attractive sounds.
“Take two of left-field pop’s most intriguing figures of the past decade and throw them in an 80’s psych blender - Soft Hair couldn’t taste any better”
- Disco Naivete
“Two of modern music’s most singular artists”
“Like a public access version of “Hotline Bling”, but in a good way.”
- MXDWN on “Lying Has to Stop”