Essex quartet She’s In Parties share new track ‘Summer Haze’ and announce their debut with Submarine Cat Records.
Essex quartet She’s In Parties return with their first single of 2023, ‘Summer Haze’. Succeeding their BBC Radio 6 Music playlist hits ‘I Follow You’ and ‘Cherish’, this single acts as their debut with Submarine Cat Records, and is their most existential tune to date.
Sprightly, synth-heavy, and softly chirpy goth-pop ‘Summer Haze’ sinks its teeth into a hazy, smoke-induced hysteria in the most soothing of ways. Swirling with reverb and jangles, albeit tranquil on the surface when bypassing the lyrical content, it in fact details vocalist Katie Dillon having a freak out after experimenting with smoking marijuana for the first time.
“I think this song makes it out that I’ve done something much worse.”
She says, referring to the melodrama of her swivet.
“It’s about the first time ever I smoked weed in central park in Chelmsford, so some of you can imagine that was already a bad choice.
This song tells the story of that time, the parts where I thought I was gonna die or I thought there were undercover police.”
However, there’s more to the story than meets the eye. Katie confesses,
“As the song goes, I start to realise that it wasn’t just about the drug. I start to realise that I’m just falling apart as a person and also that people everywhere are falling apart, but relying on substances to get them through the shit times; sometimes we need an escape but it doesn’t completely push away the problems in our lives."
She’s In Parties are a hazy and ethereal quartet whose own idiosyncratic amalgamation of shoegaze and dream-pop belies their relatively young years. The band is led by 20-year-old Irish-born frontperson Katie Dillon (vocals/guitar), alongside her friends Herbie Wiseman (guitar), Matt Carman (drums), and Charlie Johnson (bass). Taking their cues from the likes of Slowdive, Cocteau Twins and The Cure, the band harbour a sense of nostalgia certainly, but they avoid feeling derivative. Instead, they succeed in marrying the classic and the contemporary, resulting in an aesthetic that’s both haunting, and effortlessly cool. Following on from their recent BBC 6 Music playlisted single ‘Cherish’, the hyped new Essex based four-piece shared are gearing up for the release of their new single ‘Summer Haze’ out on 19th July 2023.
Throughout the year, the band have been rapidly building momentum to become a serious one-to-watch band for 2023. They’ve played to packed out rooms across the country, including festival shows at Live at Leeds and Tenement Trail, as well as playing support tours with The Lathums and Oscar Lang. The band also played The Great Escape First Fifty showcase and were recently longlisted for this year's Glastonbury Emerging Competition.
UK Tour Dates
22/07 - Latitude Festival, Suffolk
23/07 - Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
02/09 - Psych Fest, Manchester