Taken From Debut Album Saturn Reruns, Out 4th November On Battle Worldwide
Band Recently Toured With Eleanor Friedberger; More Uk Dates This Autumn
Ahead of the much-anticipated release of their debut album Saturn Reruns, Empty Pools unveil the second single from it, 'Slack Tide'. A giddying, The Sea and Cake-inspired song, its insouciant, plush production is typical of what fans will enjoy on the forthcoming album. Along with previous single 'Exploded View', it hints at an astonishingly cohesive body of work from the Bristol four-piece.
The band recently supported Eleanor Friedberger on her UK tour, and have a handful of their own gigs this autumn including a London show at the Betsey Trotwood on 9th November.
Saturn Reruns replenishes the once ailing West Country music scene with boundless hope anew. This is perfectly epitomised by the snarling 'Exploded View'', or the unreservedly hypnotic 'Televised' that's as though the sisters Deal's Last Splash bred with that distinctly carefree abandon of a now-voguish '90s into which it was first thrust. That was the decade in which Empty Pools endured their formative years, and consequently the time at which Pritchard first began to formalise her acutest of attentions to detail.
Ultimately, the name came from "around 50 stupid tweets, a few pub trips and an afternoon drinking beer in Ben's garden. All that time to realise we'd exhausted all our ideas and hadn't actually found anything we all agreed on." It's a neat juxtaposition of the critical and the jovial that mirrors the seriously contemplated influences to have formed the album in the first place (the initial classified ad posted by guitarist Ben and drummer Aaron listed the likes of Pylon, Marnie Stern, Talking Heads, Helium and Karate, attracting kindred spirits in bassist Matt, and Leah) and the at times ingenuous sonic fare it comprises.
EMPTY POOLS LIVE
12th October - Bristol, Simple Things Festival
2nd November - Bristol, Rise (album launch)
9th November - London, Betsey Trotwood
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