Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lights That Change - Voices


Lights That Change is an alternative dreampop ethereal wave outfit, hailing from North Wales and headed by producer Marc Joy. Over the past year, Lights That Change have undergone a reformation, with Mandy Clare on vocals, John Bryan on bass and Marc Joy on guitars. They plan ot release their debut album ‘Byzantium’ soon via UK-Canadian label Raphalite Records. Like this single, the LP will feature guest vocals by Rebecca Palin (Golden Fable) and drums by Malcolm Holmes (Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark). 
 
“I’m extremely happy to be involved in Lights That Change,” says Malcolm Holmes. “This has given me the freedom to create something special for ‘Voices’ and the new album doing what I love to do … this is why I started playing drums in the first place”
 
Lights That Change released their debut EP ‘Rainbow On Your Shoulder’ in 2013, followed by ‘Whispers in February’ and have received notable support from BBC, Tom Robinson, and Amazing Radio, among others.  Louder Than War has premiered the new single 'Voices', which was released on May 11. The newly-released video is simultaneously premiering in New York's 30thirdand3rd andJammerzine.
 
The single ‘Voices’ is chalked full of ethereal wave post-punk magic reminiscent of 4AD’s golden era.  Here Mandy Clare lays mesmerizing vocals over a bed of drifting, powerfully moving soundscapes.  The video is just as captivating.

"I listened to the track hundreds of times to get a solid feel for the music. Images fell into place in my mind and then I reproduced them on the screen," explains British filmographer Jason Sheppard, who created this video.  "This has a lovely gothic feel to the sound but also a soundtrack theme to it. A soundtrack to your life." 

Butterfly Child - Lost In These Machines


Original dreampoppers Butterfly Child return with their first album since 1998's 'Soft Explosives'.  

‘Lost In These Machines’ is the first taster from Butterfly Child's new album ‘Futures’, to be released on Dell'Orso Records on vinyl, CD and digital formats late November.

Like many of Butterfly Child's past recordings ‘Lost In These Machines’ is euphorically melancholic, Joe's plaintive vocals romanticising the loss of happiness whilst the subsiding firestorm of guitars interlock with the gentle cogs of a ticktocking drum machine.

This is the forlorn, insular sound of love breaking down consoled by the giddy haze of nostalgia. Hailing originally from Belfast, Butterfly Child released their first two EPs on A.R Kane's H.Ark! label before signing to Rough Trade for the debut album ‘Onomatopoeia’ (1993).

Their second album, 'The Honeymoon Suite' was released by Dedicated in 1995.  ‘Futures’ was solely recorded, engineered and mixed by Joe Cassidy in his home studio in LA, over the last three years. Restrictions and singularity proved to be a catalyst for innovation.  

As Joe explains: "When I started working on the record I happened to find the same drum machine that I used on the old Butterfly Child records from the early 90's at a thrift store for £10. I enjoyed the simplicity and lack of options it presented. Even though I rarely follow this train of thought, sometimes less is more".  

This, more or less, is the sound of ten thousand jets.   

Lunar Twin - Champagne

Lunar Twin are proud to release their single 'Champagne (Grande Cru Edit)' from their 'Champagne (Remixes)' EP, out now on German boutique label Emerald & Doreen Recordings. Band member Chris Murphy re-mixed this track himself, bringing in the synth and textures from the original version. 
 
They have a new video to accompany this, directed by J. Valencia of San Francisco. It was quite a feat to put this together, completely with original footage, filmed on location at four different sites - in Hawaii, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City. 
 
"I envisioned this track as an interstellar love affair, interpreted surrounding a fragmented vision and waking dreams of a solitary traveler," explains Valencia. "To me, this piece of music encompasses, both artistically and technically, a sound that is timeless". As for the band, they describe their vision for this video as "a dreamworld of subtle light, along with growth and decay, and photosynthesis", quite like their very own signature sound.  

This latest single presents a new edit of their breathtaking 'Champagne', which appeared on their self-titled debut EP. The new EP, released several months ago via Emerald & Doreen Records, features some rather amazing remixes, as well as a new edit of 'Metroplex' - reminiscent of Human Leagueand Gary Numan. This EP takes listeners on a journey from lush downtempo through chillwave territory and ultimately to the dance floor, and features an international bouquet of remixers includingUmmagma (Canada-Ukraine), Haioka (Japan), Mushrooms Project (Greece), Statickman (Chile),Woolfy (USA), Go Satta (UK) and Romin (Iceland).
 
Band members Chris Murphy and Bryce Boudreau met in July 2011 at the Denver Underground Music Festival, when Bryce joined as a guest of Chris’ previous gothic synth band Nightsweats. They formed Lunar Twin in October 2013, and derived the band’s name from a theory about earth having possibly had a twin moon. Inspired by space and time, as well as nature and culture, the band members record the music and vocal separately from quite a distance. Vocals for this EP were recorded in the Hawaiian rainforest at Chopo Audio in Keauu/Puna, Hawaii. All music was recorded in the high desert valley by an alkaline lake at Desert Heat Audio in Salt Lake City, USA. 
 
Champagne (Remixes) is available via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rdio, etc. The band's original Lunar Twin EP is also available through Bandcamp. 
 

Honey Moon

Introducing London’s own Honey Moon, slacker-pop from four guys who croon, bop, jangle and sway with their lilting hooks and psychedelic swirls. On this debut EP – released in the wake of a swell of blog hype and national radio support from the likes of 6 Music and Radio 1 - the four-piece deliver hazy guitar pop reminiscent of Avi Buffalo, or something that Matt Mondanile might conjure with Real Estate or Ducktails.

Released on September 25th, the record was self-produced and mastered at Metropolis studios in West London. Opening with the purposeful ‘Ellie’, it sets a tone of melancholy and nostalgia, and is very much the love-lorn introduction, punctuated as it is by its closing, hypnotic, guitar motifs. Elsewhere, tracks like ‘Tripping (On the Thought of You)’ and ‘I Saw You In A Dream’ embrace the lost art of vocal harmonies, with the former calling to mind those early Peace cuts - like Harry Koisser’s love letter to a teenage muse - and the latter forming a delicate story, closing the EP in romantic fashion as the electronic organ rumbles on.

Contemporary musical signposts colour the EP, but the band still leave their own distinctly Honey Moon trail of breadcrumbs along the way. Vivid, exploratory, imaginative and clever, theirs is an unmistakably British take on a style that romances both lo-fi and indie-pop, ultimately marrying the two in unbridled harmony. These are four tracks to really get lost in.

See Honey Moon Live:

29th Sept - The Victoria, London
1st Oct - The Boileroom, Guildford
3rd Oct - Edge Of The Wedge, Southampton
7th Oct - Green Door Store, Brighton 

Honey Moon are:

Jack Slater-Chandler - Guitar/Vocals - Zach Urch – Guitar - Peter Anderson – Bass - Sam Roux - Drums

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[dds]

Haunting, brooding and full of dark atmosphere, |dds| have revealed a new video for their track ‘An Introduction’, ahead of a full EP release this November.
 The uncompromising sound emanating from the collaboration of Italian Davide and Parisians Nicolas and Etienne, the trio of |dds| now reside in London where they have set about crafting a cinematic and intense sound that distinctly stands on it’s own.
 After the group revealed their first track through the FatCat site late last year (and consequently signed to them for publishing), |dds| then settled in to recording their debut EP, four tracks that marry their foreboding and evocative sound with the visual language of their videos and imagery.
 Collaborations with like-minded artists around the EP have quickly come together, including stunning visuals shot with Lee McKarkiel for the new video, and remixes with Clifford Gilberto (Ninja Tune).
 The first glimpse of the forthcoming EP, ‘An Introduction,’ stands as a marker for the aesthetics of |dds|, at once melancholic and reflective, as well as optimistic and passionate, with swathes of beauty wrapped across a canvas of disenchantment. It’s the early sign of something exciting to come from the three-piece.
 |dds| will release their EP ‘An Introduction’ this November. A series of select live dates are set to be announced over the coming weeks.
 LIVE
15 Oct - LONDON - The Finsbury
 WEBSITE / SOCIAL NETWORKS;
Official Website - www.dds.mu

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dead Heavens - Adderall Highway

“Dead Heavens came to me while watching a film called An American Hippie In Israel,” says front man and guitarist Walter Schreifels (Rival Schools, Quicksand). “In the film the aforementioned American Hippie collects a group of like minded flower children from around Tel Aviv. They cram into a convertible for a drive to the sea and pick out an uninhabited island to begin a new “free” society. They lose their raft, the waters around the island are shark infested, there’s no drinkable water or food save a single lamb which the hippies ultimately fight to the death for--their heaven dead yet the lamb survives. Our band is like the lamb, a lamb that grows into a goat, with horns.” Dead Heavens also features former members of Youth Of Today, White Zombie, and Cults.

Dead Heavens are: Walter Schreifels (vocals, guitar), Paul Kostabi (Youth Gone Bad, White Zombie), Nathan Aguilar (Cults), and Drew Thomas (Crippled Youth, Bold, Youth of Today)

Their second single, “Adderall Highway”, is set for release 25th September on Velvet Elk Records / One Little Indian in both the US and UK.

“Walter Schreifels is a very rare beast: A New York hardcore legend who was around for the music’s legendarily thugged-out CBGB-matinee early days but who’s stayed musically relevant since then.” – Sterogum
“Walter Schreifels has done just that, excelling in whatever genre he lends his talent to because he can write songs–it’s that simple, man.” – Bullett Media
“Walter Schreifels has to be one of the most consistently busy musicians in rock. “– Brooklyn Vegan

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation - Horse Dance

This is a track from the forcoming album by Josefin Öhm + The Liberation, It's called Horse Dance and will be released on Rocket Recordings on 6th November.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Lost Trail - A Foreground And A Backdrop

This is a wonderful new release on the eternally lovely Bleeding Gold label. It's available as a free download which you can acquire above but more importantly there is a limited edition clear vinyl version available which really needs to live in your record collection (I still assume everyone has one).

Over Sands


Brothers and forgers of ethereal soundscapes, Over Sands, have announced their upcoming self-titled debut EP. Despite their short existence, Over Sands are already gaining positive reviews from critics, with plaudits coming from the likes of The Line of Best Fit for opening release Tune Out, which was followed by a psychedelic cover of the Twin Peaks theme.

Allowing the surrounding environment to flow naturally into their recordings, Over Sands wrote the EP during several weeks isolated in a remote beach house off the English East coast. The hypnotic ebb and flow of the tide – marooning the brothers from the rest of civilisation twice a day – gave inspiration to their debut’s multitude of sounds.

Physical elements of the environment also make an appearance, literally: the vocals of Hounds were recorded in an abandoned World War Two bunker the brothers found nearby, and synthesised field recordings have found their way ontoTwo Cranes and Gyroscope.

The disparate locations and sonic elements come together on Over Sands EP – where wandering synthesisers, shimmering guitars, and celestial vocals, meet drum samples, and bright electronic notes – culminating in a complete form, that ventures into towering walls of sound.

Over Sands’ debut self-titled EP will be released on November 20th world-wide on B3SCI, in digital and limited edition 12″ clear vinyl.

M.I.L. (Made In London) - Human Life


M.I.L. (Made in London) is the dance alter ego of producer Paul Munns who was born in London, Waterloo. 

The product of a Korean war veteran, black cab driver and cleaning supervisor, Paul grew up with varied musical influences like The Rat Pack, Greg Edwards, Shalamar, EWT and Lynx. 

Paul is now based in the sleepy Norfolk village of Southery where there is a zero music scene but plenty of serenity for him be creative. 

Paul is a self taught multi-instrumentalist especially loving the Breedlove acoustic and Maudio keyboards and he began writing original chords and lyrics in his teens heavily motivated by legends like Dylan, Marley & Weller. 

Paul also works in screenwriting and directing with the release of an original movie he wrote titled "Love Me Still" and the production of a documentary for the NHS he directed about stroke survivors with Dysarthria and Aphasia.

Paul has written a myriad of tracks in different genres from rock through to classical and pop work and has obtained publishing deals with both Factory Music and Sony Music. 

Paul has worked with a number of industry professionals including "Chris Taylor" the bassist with Herbie Hancock and Ringo Starr and current Producer for "Amaral" in Spain.

Extensive sessions at his Bluebarn Studios in Cambridgeshire culminated in his blossoming talent for music production and multi-instrument experimentation and he now runs  "The Ferry Bank Sound Hub" studio. 

M.I.L. is Paul's latest project within dance music which has enabled him to bring his inner city up-bringing into his current dance project "Arrival 5" described in his own words as "Five beings arrive on earth and relay back what life is like in the form of music and dance". 

The debut single "Arrival 5" and the follow up release "Human Life" are heavily influenced by The Prodigy, Faithless & Soul 2 Soul with early electro influences such as Roxanne and Afrika Bam-baataa thrown in to current EDM/Trance/Dance/House genres.

Paul has received airplay on many Internet Radio stations as well as having BBC National Radio airplay with his EDM track "Moonshine". 

Paul feels lucky to merge both his music and film experience to create his own music videos and he is currently putting the finishing touches on his debut album release based on the above alien concept.  He also plans an original Drum and Bass line-up with many guest vocalists. 

The self penned and produced new single "Human Life" was recorded at The Ferry Bank Sound Hub" and will be released worldwide on 9 October 2015.  

Conrank - Ma Fan

Anticipation continues to mount for the epic, 13-track, double-length Ma Fan EP fromConrank. Starting last week with looks at Jetlaggin' (Bleep Bloop Remix) and Beat The Block, Conrank now provides a first listen of "Tech," his raucous collaboration with Berlin Bass master, Mad Zach

Featuring a supremely swung-out rhythm, "
Tech" winds and grinds into a weird bass anthem that has natural bounce and flow. The stylings of Mad Zach and Conrank combine for a fully aggressive bass track that has explosive energy behind it, but focuses it into a sideways-leaning tune that will have you full on swanging on 'em.

Ma Fan (Chinese for "trouble") is coming next Tuesday, Sept. 29 on Saturate Records and features collaborations with the likes of DJ Shadow, BoeBoe, Stylust Beats, DJ Go, Starkey, SoulSpeak, Bleep Bloop, and Jonathan Thomas.

The Striders - The Secret Code From Planning Department



In 2005 the Danbury Connecticut band The Striders released their first album "The Secret​-​Code from Planning Department." It sold out at shows and affected the local scene forever.  Now 10 years later ObscureMe brings out and dusts off the local favorite for a digital re-release, which the band has decided to give away for free.  

The album consists of dreamy pop--catchy and spastic--songs (almost bubble gum pop).  Their sound evolved since into a much more lush and experimental sound. But they always kept the same 'fun' sound.  The band got the album title from a poorly translated Japanese t-shirt.  

The Striders went on to play many shows and release another EP till their break up in 2009.  There are unreleased and unheard tracks from their final recording session.  Jayson and Travus will be remixing and mastering them for a release in 2016.  There has been no talk about a reunion.   

Home Lives - Cool Waves, Young Blood


This is the debut single from New York due Home Lives.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

SPC ECO - Dark Matter

As in an absence of light, an unseen weight that smothers us all. Dark Matter, the new album from SPC ECO (pronounced Space Echo, a name that’s part riddle & part publicly traded stock and what could be more appropriate to the times than that?) is a bold new direction for the band, a series of torch songs for people with ice in their hearts, bleak and sparse like the seconds before you jump.

The brainchild of Dean Garcia (formerly of Curve), this may be the most brilliant thing yet from a man who’s spent a lifetime sculpting sound. Every bass note is like a bomb going off in your chest. SPC ECO knows: when life hands you lemons, make hand grenades.

Singer Rose Berlin croons & aches, endless laments dreaming to be heard. This is a singer who knows that the battle against gravity is the one you’ll never win. ‘Creep In The Shadows’ is the sound of someone with their nose pressed against the glass as they hurtle through space running out of air—the end of the world as seen from a distance.

With its liquid rhythms, ‘Down Low’ could fit seamlessly onto a contemporary hip-hop station. Listen on headphones or your ears will never forgive you. And then there’s ‘Under My Skin’. Simultaneously elegiac and valedictory, a song to be played at weddings & funerals, graduations & suicides—as if there’s a difference.

It’s yet another stunning release from Saint Marie Records. It’s Dark Matter. It’s all around us and waiting to be seen.

Dark Matter will be released on 21st November.

Miss Geo - Miles From Home (new single)


New single from the Boston duo.

Post War Glamour Girls - Cannonball Villages


Taken from the Leeds band's new LP "Feeling Strange" which will be released on 30th October.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Kissing Party - Looking Back It Was Romantic But At The Time I Was Suffocating

My new favourite band.

 Tired of Ty Segal? Bored with Beck? Wanna slit your wrists at the thought of another Jack White album...

From the Mile High City comes Kissing Party, your new favourite band whether you like it or not.
THIS IS INDIE SLOP...

How much emotional weight can one impart in a two minute pop rock structure?
Such is the game Kissing Party plays, as sampled on their new album "Looking back it was romantic but at the time i was suffocating'.

At the forefront of the 'Slop Pop' movement, Kissing Party is the sound of debt, regret, heartbreak, hair dye & Pennsylvania. This is the band's second release on Denver's Hot Congress Records (Denver, USA) available on CD, Vinyl, Cassette and download from 2nd November.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Girl Friend - Good Morning


‘Good Morning’ is the new track from Girl Friend. It’s a pulsing celebration of idle hours and alone time the morning after an uplifting night before.  Fronted with a joyful croon by lead singer Amory the song is delivered with an itchy dancefloor beat to feel like an extension of the evening.
The track is accompanied by a rework from new Leeds DJ Josh Hunter, who adds further  sparkle to the Mancunian quartet with a euphoric pop sound harking back to early 90s dance, to the point it feels like the sound of the night before the ‘Good Morning’ depicted in the original version.
Described as ‘honing in on the particulars of passion and desire’ by DIY Magazine Girl Friend’s modern take on classic and refined pop has seen them paint imagery from the sunny mediterranean romance in Guardian-endorsed ‘Monte Carlo’ to hedonistic tails of seeking pain for pleasure (‘Poison’), and nights out that go right by going wrong (‘Arrive alone, Leave alone’).
Following on from an XFM playlisted EP in April ‘Good Morning’ sees the group providing a wake-up call flushed with memories of dancefloor indulgence but with a lyric that always keeps an edge on the glossy synths and light pop vocal.
Live 
MON 21 SEPTEMBER Start The Bus Bristol
THU 8 OCTOBER Miranda at the Ace Hotel London
SAT 10 OCTOBER The Ruby Lounge Manchester
Quotes
“We are moved to controversially suggest that, in the pantheon of Manchester debut singles, it is in   the ballpark of The Stone Roses’ So Young and Happy Mondays’ Delightful and within kissing   distance of Hurts’ Better Than Love.”Paul Lester – Guardian New Band of the Week
“Amory’s silky vocals have a suave presence, matching the glamour achieved in the whirlwind electronics   and glossy riffs.”NME
“A delightfully bombastic disco-pop chorus more explosive than a baking soda and vinegar volcano.” The Line of Best Fit (Song of the Day)  
“Girl Friend seem to have arrived with their sound complex, exact, intoxicating.”Clashmusic
“Combining upbeat basslines, catchy-as-hell lyrics, glowing vocal harmonies, and dancey guitar work give   this band all the ammunition to continue their ascent into the hearts and ears of listeners around the globe.”The Music Ninja

Trudy - Behave

Terminal Gods - Road Of The Law




London based machine-beat post-punks, Terminal Gods, have returned with their new 7” single – Road Of The Law. Backed by b-side Movement, this single showcases a transitionary period between 2014's critically acclaimed single, Cold Life, and their upcoming debut LP. Ferocious guitars, pounding drums, and explosive synths combine to create a fresh sound for the band, whilst frontman Robert Cowlin impresses with baritone vocals and expressive, dark lyrics.
Road Of The Law / Movement is out on October 16th through the band's own label and promotions company, Heavy Leather Promotions, and their single launch will be hosted at The Unicorn, Camden Road, on the same day.
 On stage, Terminal Gods form an imposing line. Like desperate outlaws facing down an angry mob. Backed by a rack of drum-machine hardware and armed with an arsenal of frantically overdriven pop songs, the band stand in a smoke shrouded musical no-man’s land. Finding themselves halfway between the uncompromising, raucous hard rock of the '70s, and the cold, new wave beats of '80s, Terminal Gods are a fearsome live band with something to say.
 Since forming in 2011, the band has sold out two 7” singles, a cassette, and one ecstatically received 12” EP, Machine Beat Messiah, which Absolution claimed to be “the best release of the year”. This is a band passionate about vinyl and the quality of their physical releases with an unrelenting need to write, record, and hone their sound. BothCowlin and guitarist Robert Maisey had very clear ideas of how they wanted the new tracks recorded, and were for the first time allowed to take full control of this process in their own studio in Dalston.
 "We wanted to recreate the TG live experience, complete with all the dynamics, drama, and air of a live show. We did this by rejecting some modern production tricks, such as brick-wall compression and quantising, whilst making full use of mic techniques and in-studio effects. The aim was to emulate older, analogue style recording practises to get the beautifully flawed feel of some of our favourite old punk singles".
 In their short time together they’ve toured through mainland Europe four times including Norway, Germany, Italy, France, and Spain and have maintained a considerable following in London, selling out the upstairs Garage and The Camden Barfly respectively on the back of their last release.
 On top of this they run live music and club nights in and around North London under Heavy Leather Promotions (the label they run out of their living room) and A New Dusk, which started out as a blog and has since escalated into London's leading minimal and cold-wave club night. They've even featured in a comic book by illustrating duo Shart Attack, available in comic shops across the country.
 Frontman Robert Cowlin’s song-writing craftsmanship deals in the dark imagery and storytelling he acquired growing up fascinated with cult film and literature. With a mixed melting pot of melody, texture, and influence, The Gods are classic song-writing personified, with exquisite arrangement and glorious production which harks back to a golden era in British music.
 They cite influences from Nick Cave to The Stooges, from The Cult to Automatic era Jesus & Mary Chain, but Terminal Gods are their own runaway freight train of dark, new heavy sounds with a pop sensibility. Their debut album is due out early next year and will coincide with further tour plans.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Persian Leaps release new E.P.


"The Persian Leaps" began as a phrase singer/guitarist Drew Forsberg doodled in a notebook margin during a college Greek Archaeology course. He wrote music independently under that name for years, until finally assembling a full band in 2012 to perform and record driving, chiming music influenced by My Bloody Valentine, The Smiths, Guided by Voices and Teenage Fanclub.
    
    In 2013, the Persian Leaps released debut EP Praise Elephants, which the NME described as a “celestial guitar jangle”. The band completed a follow-up EP Drive Drive Delay in 2014, praised by XS Noize for its “instantly catchy melodic harmonies layered on top of droning guitar.”
    
    The band recently completed their 3rd EP, High & Vibrate. The EP features five short, infectious songs dripping with divine guitar noise underpinning gorgeous vocal harmonies. Land Ski Records releases High & Vibrate on September 25, 2015.

Air Formation - Were We Ever Here


Brighton shoegaze luminaries Air Formation return on September 25th with ‘Were We Ever Here’, their first new material since reforming in 2014. Loosely based around the group of songs they were working on in 2010 before their split, the band worked on the EP in secret, stating “We thought it would be a more exciting, organic, experience if we just got on with it un-announced and released it as fast as we could.”
 Air Formation formed in 2000, long before their spiritual forebears Slowdive and Loop were once again considered acceptable influences. Since signing to Club AC30, long a bastion of the modern shoegaze sound, in 2005, the band gained a devoted following and for albums such as 2007’s Daylight Storms (which was mastered by alternative rock legend Kramer) and their final LP, Nothing To Wish For (Nothing to Lose), in 2010. Their incendiary live show also saw them share stages with the likes of Vessels andEfterklang.
 Ten years on from their first release for Club AC30, the 57 Octaves Below EP, the four songs on ‘Were We Ever Here’ cover every corner of Air Formation’s sound, whilst adding surprising new touches. The swathes of feedback and distortion are all present and correct, along with swooping New Order synths. Slow-building opener ‘I Could Stay’ comes to life in a swooning burst of fuzzed-up bass and hyperactive Ride-like drums. Closing track ‘The Wasted Days’ takes the entire EP into another gear, shifting from kinetic drone-pop to expansive post-rock territory, bringing this record to a close in a shower of noise.
 Say the band themselves: “We really feel 'Were We Ever Here' showcases the best of Air Formation, but then takes it on a different path to any of the music has come before.” While their break-up in 2011 involved no fireworks or fistfights, the band do admit that “what once felt effortless and exciting was becoming hard to hold together, and that is no way to make music.” ‘Were We Ever Here’ suggests that the band’s spark has returned. With a vengeance.
 Track list: I Could Stay / Last Resolve / On the Floor / The Wasted Days