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Snake Eyes Release Debut Single

‘Don’t Worry’ is Snake Eyes’ very first single and it exemplifies their fuzzed-up, grunged-out pop stylings, or “grit pop”, if you will. The track is out now via UK indie Failure By Design. It was the very first song that Brighton-based vocalist and guitarist Jim Heffy wrote for the band “amongst a bunch of naff ones that never made the cut,” he admits. “It was short and to the point, had energy and felt like a good way to start a record or a live set. It’s written about these lovely ladies I used to work with who would always, always fuss over me. This video shoot was actually the first time we got together as a full band to 'perform'. We didn't fully know what we were doing so had a few drinks to calm the nerves. Not sure if I should say this but the lights we used actually burnt a little hole in the wall so... soz about that to whoever owns the room!”

Heffy conceived Snake Eyes with a bunch of bedroom riffs. To bring the band to life, he brought best mate Nicole Gill, whose voice would blend in seamlessly, on board, teaching her bass in the process. Another friend, drummer Thomas Coe-Brooker, was enlisted to produce the songs and ended up becoming the final piece of the Snake Eyes audio puzzle. 

Having only played one actual live show before lockdown kicked in, Snake Eyes are very keen to get out there and start playing to music lovers, live in the flesh. In the meantime, the trio hope their music can provide a certain escapism and leave you dizzy with joy. ‘Don’t Worry’ was produced by Coe-Brooker and the band and mastered in New York by Dan Coutant (Drug Church, Lemuria, War on Women).

 

 

Wye Oak Announce No Horizon EP

For multi-instrumentalists Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, there is no fear of the unknown, no preciousness about rigidity, no hard definition of what their ever-evolving project Wye Oak is. There is no “if” about whether or not they’ll experiment with the format of their musical output—it’s “how?”

Case in point: No Horizon, the forthcoming EP featuring five new songs Wye Oak recorded with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, available everywhere from July 31 via Merge. The lyric video for ‘AEIOU’ featuring artwork by Eva Claycomb and animated by Bradley Hale.

Jenn Wasner on the background of ‘AEIOU’: “This song is about the inadequacy of language. It was written around the time that those currently in power took it upon themselves to think that they could minimize the existence of certain people by removing the words that we currently use to define them—like transgender—from use. Language is bigger than the powers that try to control it, but we are so much bigger than language. We are so much more than anything that can be suggested with words.”

No Horizon is a natural progression for a band embracing experimentation. Late 2019 and early 2020 saw Wye Oak release the singles ‘Fortune’, ‘Fear of Heights’, and ‘Walk Soft’ in a more immediate fashion, condensing the window from creation to release. Wasner and Stack also expanded their live set-up from a duo to a five-piece band that included some of their most trusted and admired collaborators.

'No Horizon' track list:

1. AEIOU

2. No Place

3. Spitting Image

4. (cloud)

5. Sky Witness

 

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