Every now and then, an act will pop up that you’ve not heard in a very long time. NZCA/LINES is one of those such artists. The latest time we heard from Michael Lovett the face behind NZCA/LINES was way back in February 2012, when he unveiled the video for his single ‘Okinawa Channels’.

So it was rather exciting to receive a notification from Spotify a couple of days ago, telling me that NZCA/LINES have released a new single. ‘New Atmosphere’ is somewhat more grungy and harder than the NZCA we knew from back in 2012. But Lovett expertly combines his familiar vocal with a rough, sharp-edged electro beat, which in parts is permeated by a dirty, distorted guitar rift.

This is definitely grown up NZCA/LINES, which was definitely worth the wait.

‘New Atmosphere’ is fully released December 8 via Moshi Moshi Singles Club on limited edition 7″ Vinyl and download.