If you're an 80s kid and about to press play on Papillon Rising's debut EP "First Contact", here is what's going to happen:
The quirky sci-fi duo will beam you up on a blissful trip of precious teenage memories. Flashbacks of breakdance practice, synth throbbing action flicks, and your sacred vinyl collection may occur. Maybe neon colored spandex? Aaanyway..
Lead singer P. and beat maker EFF call their extremely dance-able electro pop "Radio Funk", and that seems about right, as they step on the scene with productions tight as funk, belly rubbing bass lines, and songs that stick like glue. The coherent 6-track EP carries a freshly unique signature. It celebrates the music of the 80s, but doesn't settle for mere nostalgia. Papillon Rising crank it up a notch instead of recreating authentically. "First Contact" hits you like a flying roundhouse kick effortlessly landed in the perfect splits between retro vibes and future fatness. So how do the butterfly boys not rip their pants?