This has Been on my list to post for a few days - sadly sometimes life gets in the way! The new track from Glastonbury residents Dive In is way too good to sleep on though.
There are plenty of dream-like pop melodies to this track - sounding like Ben Gibbard fronting M83, it's all emotes, all the time. The band take inspiration from the epic PPP of classic bands like Genesis and the Police. Apparently they are both okay to cite as references now. The world has a funny way of catching you off guard like that.
In the words of frontman Matthew Guttridge, "Eighteen was born from a loop pedal jam in our old residence ... it was inspired by another day of watching the village's festival fences go up. It was the product of excitement and the, what some may call delusional idea that we could one day amount to the successes of the bands/aritsts that descend upon our village each year."
Check out Eighteen below and look out for the EP of the same name, mixed by Alan Moulder and due out on 25 May through Vagrant. It's a short but infectious rush of a release.