Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Liverpool agit-new-wavers Stone have aired the video for their debut single "Leave It Out".
Poetry from a tense 3am taxi queue and paint-stripping guitar lines make the debut from these agit-new-wavers, STONE an essential window into the discordant feelings of today’s cut-free twenty-somethings. LEAVE IT OUT finds the prose-spitting tongue of front man, Finley Power, relay the electricity of late- night chaos and the insecurity of social-media-fuelled youth.
The follow-up to 2018's debut Hope Downs – featuring recent single ‘Cars In Space’ and new single ‘She’s There’ – will be released on June 5th via Sub Pop Records. Pre-order your copy here.
Sideways to New Italy takes inspiration and its name from New Italy, a tiny, 200-person village near New South Wales’ Northern Rivers, the area from which Rolling Blackouts C.F. drummer Marcel Tussie hails. Feeling dislocated after touring the world in support of their acclaimed Hope Downs, the quintet—singer-songwriter-guitarists Tom Russo, Joe White and Fran Keaney, bassist Joe Russo and Tussie—went back to their roots, revisiting their pasts so as to find the strength and sense of purpose to forge a new future.
“I wanted to write songs that I could use as some sort of bedrock of hopefulness to stand on, something to be proud of,” says Keaney. “A lot of the songs on the new record are reaching forward and trying to imagine an idyll of home and love.” That idyll wouldn’t exist without the people it comprises, though: “We tried to make these little nods to our friends and loved ones, to stay loyal to our old selves,” Russo adds.
“She’s There” is a driving, guitar-forward track that imbues Rolling Blackouts C.F.’s brawny, deftly melodic rock with a newfound wisdom. The song concerns “love and heavy delusions,” per a press release, with Russo singing, “Stuck on the edge, she said / Time it’s a river / Only one way, down together,” his lyrics evoking the imperfect evanescence of human connection. Time won’t slow for our regrets, or double back for another pass at a missed opportunity—all we can do is make the most of each moment. “All my accidents breathe in time,” repeats Russo as the song winds down.
Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for "She's There" below.
Sideways to New Italy Tracklist:
01. The Second Of The First
02. Falling Thunder
03. She's There
04. Beautiful Steven
05. The Only One
06. Cars In Space
08. Not Tonight
09. Sunglasses At The Wedding
10. The Cool Change
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The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from the band's forthcoming new album 'Now And Them', set to be released on April 17th.
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The song (the fourth and final track from their Extended Play EP), is taken from the forthcoming compilation 'Non-Fiction', made up of the band’s last three EP’s, set to release on April 29 via their own Moth Noise imprint.
Vocalist Fred Macpherson says of the new single, “In such abnormal times it feels strange to be releasing a song called ‘When Did We Get So Normal?’. We wrote it back when everything in life was starting to feel a little too repetitive and routine, which feels a long time ago now. It’s inspired by the pathos of spending too much time with the same people, getting bored of seeing, hearing and eating the same things as everyone else, looking in the mirror and realising your life is no longer the adventure it once felt like. I guess we’re all in the same boat now though. Even the sexy interesting people are staying in watching TV and waiting for packages, so maybe it’s a good soundtrack to the new normality. I’ll never complain about Cornwall again.”
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The song is taken from their upcoming new album 'Jazzhound', set to arrive on April 10th via Innovative Leisure. Pre-order your copy here.
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