Times are tough, which is why we're longing to hear some absolute, colossal pop bangers.

Which is where Australian pairing Ninajirachi and Kota Banks come in.

There's no sense of irony here, no quote marks or inverted commas - just sheer, raw intent, a ruthless sense of pop energy and bold, unforgiving energy.

21st century production matched to some classic pop tropes, they build stadium-filling bangers at a time when stadiums have never been emptier.

With full EP 'Truth North' and merch drop set to arrive shortly, the pair have bundled up a brand new single and sent it to Clash.

'Secretive!' races out of the traps with ruthless ambition, a stellar pop confection that underlines just how potent their studio visions can be.

Blazing with colour and tone, 'Secretive!' is the chaos-pop anthem we've been waiting for, the sound of the rule book going out of the window.

Say the duo...

“Secretive!” is a song that we wrote at the very start of our collaborative journey! We both adored it immediately, but given it’s vibrance and more dance-focused edge we didn’t feel that it shared the same DNA as the other songs on the True North project: it was more like their outrageous second cousin... and we knew so definitively that we wanted to release it that it actually inspired the whole “deluxe” idea! It really evolves our ever-growing world, True North, perfectly, and it’s so fantastically fun to play live.”

We've got first play of the 'Secretive!' video, and you don't want to miss out - check it out now.

Photo Credit: Tiff Williams

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