Southern release their new single Cool Kid on 24th November through Marathon Artists. It's be taken from their as yet untitled debut album, due for release in Spring 2015.
Lucy and Thom Southern have taken the long route to building their buzz - the brother and sister fronted band are grafters, rising from playing the streets of Belfast to surviving on coins in London, to Liverpool's indie scene, where they stand poised to release one of the most exciting rock debuts of 2015.
Thom taught Lucy to play guitar like him and found that her warm voice and his own distinctively driving vocal harmonise together as only the genetically entwined can.
Cool Kid immediately smacks of confidence. Confidence in the songwriting, and confidence in where Southern know they are heading. 2014 has primarily been spent out on the road, touring venues across the UK (in support of Jake Bugg, Bastille, and The Kooks) which culminated in a packed tent of fans at the Reading Festival, before they headed straight back out on a full UK headline tour. Their travel was interspersed with stints in the studio, laying down and layering up their forthcoming debut album (produced by Mark Rankin - Bombay Bicycle Club/Queens of the Stone Age).
Wrapped up in melody, and delivered with a boldness usually reserved for bands in their prime, this new single looks certain to build on the buzz that continues to flank Southern across the UK and beyond.
Cool Kid is backed by a new track, Sympathise With You.
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4th November - The Barfly, London
21st November: The Whiskey Sessions Festival, Manchester
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