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Post Coal Prom Queen and macaroom have joined forces once more for the distinctive alt-pop single Zou. Following the success of their springlike collaboration (Body of Water), Zou combines vaporwave-style synths of 90s malls with ominous, cavernous bass tones underneath Lily and Emaru's distinctive ethereal vocals. It sounds a bit like a David Lynch production in a 90s supermarket being scored by Boards of Canada.


Zou will be released on all digital platforms on the 15th of September 2020. It can be streamed privately from Soundcloud via this link.

The two bands discovered each other when Gordon and Lily heard macaroom on a Spotify playlist. They reached out to ask if they could remix some macaroom songs, but after chatting but after chatting the two bands decided to release two collaborative singles together. PCPQ's planned live gigs in Tokyo for April 2020 will be rescheduled to a similar time in 2021. 


PCPQ are available for interviews, comments, drinks, coffees, cooking tips and pretty much any kind of friendly communication. Just drop them an email at They're passionate about giving non-English language voices a platform in the Scottish and UK music scenes, so any airplay, support, or coverage you can provide would be gratefully received.

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Editor's Notes


For fans of: Boards of Canada, Portishead, John Carpenter.


'Zou' (象) is the Japanese word for 'elephant'. 


Post Coal Prom Queen are Lily Higham and Gordon Johnstone - the songwriting duo behind the band L-space and their three critically acclaimed albums; Kipple Arcadia (2018), Music for Megastructures (2019), and Feed The Engines! (2020). Their songs have been heard on BBC Radio 1, 6Music, and BBC Radio Scotland and have garnered international acclaim.


Macaroom are a Japanese electro-pop band founded by vocalist Emaru and composer Asahi. They’ve released three acclaimed albums - room-103 (2010), homophone TE (2016), and swimming classroom (2018) - and several EPs, including a pop recomposing of John Cage’s work. Asahi, also known as Gaku Kiishi, is the author of the best-selling book Decomposition - an easy way to compose contemporary music.


For interviews, queries, or further information please contact


Twitter: @lspace_band
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Instagram: @lspaceband

Twitter: @emaru_macaroom / @asahisism8
Instagram: @emaru_macaroom / @asahisism

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