Leeds dreamers Far Caspian release sophomore EP 'The Heights' Out now via Dance To The Radio.
Flitting between insular, emotionally engaging bedroom-pop and moments of festival-ready breathlessness across their luscious dream pop sound, Leeds trio Far Caspian’s sonic
formula is earning them fans at an exponential rate. From recent single Astoria with
its calm, slowly grooving verses clearing the decks for expansive choruses, to previous
effort A Dream Of You and its wistful, effervescent undercurrent, the band have
delivered once again in sophomore EP The Heights, out June 18th via
Dance To The Radio.
Emerging last year with a collection of catchy lo-fi gems on hazy debut EP Between Days, and crafting their self-coined ‘melanjolly’ style to widespread critical praise, the three-piece’s newest material showcases their trademark sound with fresh commercial overtones and a very
intentional 80s production sheen. Blending these two shades on a UK tour in support
of the debut EP in the spring peaked with thrilling, sold-out debut headline shows in London and Manchester.
Discussing their forthcoming EP release, frontman Joel Johnston reveals:
“The Heights has taken us a lot of work to get to where it is. We started with some songs that were brought into a studio and we soon realised we weren’t the sort of band that could work that way. We took the tracks
away and then re-recorded it in our house.
The themes on the EP are about embracing the present and enjoying the good times you do have even if you’re struggling through something
else. From writing and recording this project we went from a pretty
dark place into a place of contentment and I feel like the tracks have
that feeling within them”.
Touching on 80s giants Fleetwood Mac or The Cure in influence, as well as the sonics of modern stalwarts like Real Estate and Ariel Pink, their sound has already caught the ears of key tastemaker press (DIY, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork, The 405, Wonderland) and radio
(BBC Radio 1), as well as racking up millions of streams across the bedroom-pop
YouTube world, and Spotify, positioning them centrally to a hazy sub-culture
driven by savvy millennials/Gen Z-ers.
The indie risers played to a packed tent at last year’s Leeds Festival, as well as a DORK Mag showcase gig with Indoor Pets and Whenyoung and capacity shows at
Live At Leeds and Hit The North. With their first extensive UK headline tour
lined up for the autumn (including London’s Moth Club), the group’s live
plot is sure to gain further momentum.
The Heights (EP) was produced by Joel Johnston and is out 18th June via Dance To The Radio.
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