Tuesday 26 February 2019

LISTEN: Saltwater Sun - 'Blood'

If you're a fan of the likes of Pale Waves and Swimming Girls, I'm pretty sure you're going to love Saltwater Sun. The Reading five-piece have released their first single of 2019 in the shape of Blood, taken from their forthcoming EP The Great Deceiver, which is due for release in April. Typically addictive, with explosive guitars and a just-right blend of shoegaze and indie, the track also explores a personal element of the band's songwriting.

Frontwoman Jen Stearnes explains that "since the death of my father, I've come to know joy as sorrow-tinged throughout each altering epoch and mundane happiness in my life [...] with age, I mourn less for my loss and more for his, and so endeavour to carry his memory so that he might live on through me. It's deeply personal, yet completely universal; Blood is about finding solace in the idea that we might transcend death through lineage." 

The band may just be starting out, but they've already been supported by the likes of NME, DIY and The Line Of Best Fit, BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, and played capacity shows at last year's The Great Escape and Are You Listening? festivals. To celebrate the release of the EP, they're already booked in for Live At Leeds (4th May), Liverpool Sound City (5th May) and London's Close Up Festival (17th May) - with more dates to follow!

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