Sometimes we like to surprise people here at PressPLAY. It might shock you to learn that we were, back in the day, quite the Secret Machines fangirls (seriously, Alone Jealous & Stoned was our university jam). So it’s an utter joy to hear former Machine Brandon Curtis again as Cosmicide, with a voice that bathes us in alternate doses of shivers and nostalgia. A New Disaster is the closest to Secret Machines we’re going to get; sadly Brandon’s SM co-founder, brother, and School of Seven Bells member Ben Curtis recently passed away, but this is both an honour to that memory while bringing Brandon well and truly into his own. In short, we bloody love it. Just when you thought you had us figured out, eh?