PREMIERE: Cousn – Big Fat Acid (feat. Surya Sen)

Founders of the FAMLY collective and co-producing duo Cousn deliver their debut album, ‘FAMLY JEWELS’, on Irvine Welsh’s new label, Jack Said What. The ten-track LP showcases a myriad of solo and collaborative creations with rapper Surya Sen amongst other rising stars, resulting in a multi-dynamic body of work.

“Part of the reason for setting up Jack Said What was to give emerging talented young artists like Cousn a space that they could think of as their own. We want them all to be massive.” Irvine Welsh

Cousn are a Bristol-born duo whose close familial bond as cousins translates into their musical output. Alfie and Billy Goffey produce with a dynamic approach, displaying their strengths as contemporary electronic music artists. Together, the pair run a collective called FAMLY Connection, where they platform emerging talents in the fields of music and visual art. Since forming their Cousn alias in 2013 at 16, the pair have leaned into house, disco, acid and punk in their unique way, delighting discernible audiences worldwide. As DJs, the Goffey cousins have soundtracked The Warehouse Project, Printworks, Motion and Secret Garden Party, among others.

Cousn describe the roots of their project and the collaborative process behind the album. “Being actual cousins, we first met each other as tiny babies. But it wasn’t until we formed Cousn at age 16 that we started this mad journey together. Since then, through our FAMLY Connection collective, we’ve built up a large number of like-minded artists from all walks of life who we can now call our FAMLY. We all work in music, art, videos and events, and our album sets out to showcase not only us as Cousn but also our extremely talented collective.”

They introduce us to other artists who appear on the album. “With Tom Williams on the drums, features from Surya Sen, Scott Booth, Luca Manning and The Fluffy Teddy Bear, artwork and videos from Harry Coke, Hector Bell, Jenn Leung and Marco Bardusco-Brazier and remixes directly from the FAMLY Connection group. FAMLY Jewels was inspired by our determination for the Cousn sound not to be pigeonholed but to enjoy working with the people we love and setting out to be uniquely ourselves. We’re really excited to share what has been an album that’s been years in the making, but now feels like just the start of an ongoing journey together.”

‘FAMLY JEWELS’ album reflects the pair’s free-thinking aesthetic in the electronic realm, spotlighting the innate skills of two blood-related pals open to collaboration. It provides an insight into their lighthearted world while affirming the pair’s serious mindset in the studio and ability to bring up other artists along the way—something that aligns with the ethos of Irvine Welsh’s newly launched Jack Said What label.

We are presenting the most club-driven track is ‘Big Fat Acid’ feat. Surya Sen. Thick beats collide with Sen’s spoken word, sparking a wavey ambience with a touch of tension, the latter evoked by Sen’s speedy delivery.

‘FAMLY JEWELS’ album will be available after the 21st of October HERE.