Atlanta based synth artists Space Knife and Picture One have covered 80s new-wave icons Flock of Seagulls on a newly released split EP.

Space Knife’s 80’s inspired synth-pop has amassed a cult following over the years having been featured on the hit Netflix television series Stranger Things, as well as having multiple easter eggs and references to the project peppered throughout the sets of the show.

Picture One’s latest efforts have drawn on 80’s new wave to synth-pop to darkwave-having released Across The Depths of Seven Lakes LP earlier this year.

Both artists met through the Atlanta film scene, and shared a mutual appreciation for A Flock of Seagulls.

Thomas Barnwell of Picture One commented on his appreciation of his new wave heroes:

“I wanted to cover the song Wishing for years, I always loved that main guitar line and feel of the song. So when Craig [Space Knife] sent me his initial cover it seemed like a good opportunity to collaborate!”

A Flock of Seagulls was the band that initially inspired Space Knife to begin playing synth-pop early on in his music career, (specifically the song Messages), and the space-age science fiction elements of A Flock of Seagulls drew Space Knife even deeper into the 80s sci-fi world of their music.

View Space Knife video for “Messages” below:

View Picture One’s – “Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)” below:

The Space Knife and Picture One EP is out now digitally with presales for a 7” colored vinyl on Deanwell Global Music beginning on August 1st.

The digital release of the EP will also feature the bonus track by Atlanta based artist EveningShade, covering the song “Over My Head”.

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Picture One/Space Knife 7” Split:

  1. Space Knife – Messages
  2. Picture One – Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)
  3. EveningShade – Over My Head (digital bonus track)

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