Cut Copy, Midnight Juggernauts and others have been the forefathers of Melbourne, Australia’s prominent and internationally recognized electro pop scene. With the 2010 release of their debut effort, Illumination, the Melbourne-based quartet of Miami Horror, comprised of founding member, Benjamin Plant (DJ and producer), Josh Moriarty (vocals, guitar), Aaron Shanahan (guitar, vocals and production) and Daniel Whitechuch (bass, keyboards and guitar) had also put themselves on the international map for a sound that owes a great debt to acts such as New Order, Prince, Michael Jackson, E.L.O. and others. And coincidentally, Miami Horror’s backstory mirrors that of Cut Copy – Miami Horror originally began as the solo recording project of Benjamin Plant, who enlisted Moriarty, Shanahan, and Whitechurch to flesh out the project’s sound.
The Australian quartet spent the past 3 years shuttling between Melbourne and Los Angeles and writing material in California log cabins, Australian beaches and Paris – and in fact, as Plant mentions in the press notes “"We wanted to move to LA for inspiration and influence more than anything. It helped us to experiment and find our own sound. If you look at a lot of the alternative electronica and dance music coming out of LA it definitely has a feel – we love the weirdness and sunshine. It has been a strong influence on many of our favourite records from the 60s-80s and we wanted to allow it to influence this record” And in fact, All Possible Future’s latest single “Love Like Mine” feat. Cleopold manages to possess an upbeat, bright sunny, neon feel that’s reminiscent of early 80s dance pop. Somehow, the track kind of reminds me of Wang Chung – thanks to warm, cascading synths, rapid fire, four-on-the-floor drums, sinuous bass lines and Moriarty’s crooning vocals. It’s a party song that sounds as though it were played on American Bandstand.