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Hear stylish genre-blurrers Emprss' brand-new single, 'Down'

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Ralph Allan, Leo Crossing, and Johnny Goddard have been making music together since they were teenagers in sleepy Farnham, England. Now in their mid-20s, they’ve fallen in with a wave of young British artists who are blurring the lines between pop, dance music, and R&B to the point where a listener can have a hard time telling where one influence ends and the next begins. In the year or so since they started working on Emprss in earnest, they’ve released a handful of singles and EPs that have inspired a cult following on SoundCloud, and quite a few people wagering they could become the next The xx. Their debut album comes out sometime in the coming months, but in the meantime to mark the start of their UK tour with Hundred Waters they’re releasing a sleek and stylish teaser single called “Down” that should help tip the aura of anticipation surrounding them from “substantial” to “fully ridiculous.”

OSLO – Oct. 15 – London, United Kingdom

DEAF INSTITUTE – Oct.16 – Manchester, United Kingdom

STEREO – Oct. 17 – Glasgow, United Kingdom

SUNFLOWER LOUNGE – Oct.19 – Birmingham, United Kingdom

PORTLAND ARMS – Oct. 21 – Cambridge, United Kingdom

HOPE – Oct. 22 – Brighton, United Kingdom

ESQUIRES – Oct. 23 – Bedford, United Kingdom

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