pills from mexico(mp3)
It's been a good summer for the New York foursome, with their album Perfumed
Lands ('A slow burn album for all seasons. 8/10' - NME) prompting
positive reviews and so it's no surprise they want to extend it for as
long as possible. New single Summer Loans has an unmistakably East Coast
groove but such an intrinsically familiar tapestry of woven guitar parts
and vocal melody you'll swear you've been getting up to dance to it for
the last ten years. Lovingly put together in their self-made studio, Summer
Loans manages to capture the echo of the great New York outdoors as
well as the claustrophobia of the great New York sprawl. They're a curious
distillation of Britpop and East Coast punk and now honourary Mancunians
in spirit and sound. We hope you'll make them feel welcome.
The Isles have sat out the scorching July and August in the city and are longing for their natural habitat of cooler climbs, so it's just as well that Summer Loans heralds the band's first invasion of these isles. Melodic has coaxed over its most exciting new act for their first UK headline visit this Autumn, bringing flightcases full of their "brooding, contemplative groove pop" to the following lucky towns and cities:
Tickets are priced £6 for each show with London at £7. Available from www.ticketweb.co.uk
"Live is totally different. You feel an electricity go through you that removes you from this plane - its an unearthly sense of freedom or danger, like a roller coaster ride." - Ben
The lead track is accompanied by True South and Pills From Mexico on
the flipside. Ben would go as far to list the latter as one of the band's
three best moments to date, a paen to "consecutive hangovers, relationships
gone awry, people that I thought I loved, people that I know I hate.....
constant duality in thought all mixed up with a bit of hope".
Even if it means they have to go totally unplugged, we hope there's plenty more where this came from in the coming seasons.
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