NZCA LINES' latest record Infinite Summer combined lush, dance-ready pop with R&B beats to create a heady, rhythmic, and epic journey. Led by Michael Lovett, with Sarah Jones (Hot Chip), it's an emotional and dark, intimate and refined LP that refracts Lovett's personal life through the guise of a concept album.
Influenced by the likes of science fiction writers Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, J.G. Ballard, Clifford Simak and Philip K. Dick, Lovett explains further: "The album is based around the idea of a far-future Earth, where the sun has expanded to the size of a red giant and our extinction is imminent. Half of the world is covered by a city [Cairo-Athens] that clings to the past and embraces its destruction, whilst the other half is trying to rebuild, create and make something new. Yet, it's good on both sides because it's warm everywhere and people just party most of the time."