Over Sands EP is out on 20th November worldwide on B3SCI
Debut show 25th November at The Sebright Arms, Special guest Eliza Shaddad
Prior to release on November 20th, London brothers Over Sands have revealed a third track from their self-titled debut EP.
Two Cranes has just gone live on the soundcloud whilst their free entry debut show will be held on the 25th of November at The Sebright Arms.
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Two Cranes arrives the day before release, a hugely considered and expansive track, meloncholy, yet curiously uplifting.
"Two Cranes began life in a cold, dark railway arch in south London. It was really just a title and a drum loop. Only when we left the city a few months later to write and record in a beach house on England’s east coast did the idea became a fully fledged song. Written over the course of a day, we couldn’t have predicted the extent to which our surroundings would influence the sound and feel of the track. Looking back, it couldn’t have been made anywhere else." (Over Sands)
Over Sands wrote the EP during several weeks isolated in a remote beach house off the English East coast. The hypnotic ebb and flow of the tide – marooning the brothers from the rest of civilisation twice a day – gave inspiration to their debut’s multitude of sounds.
Physical elements of the environment also make an appearance, literally: the vocals of Hounds were recorded in an abandoned World War Two bunker the brothers found nearby, and synthesised field recordings have found their way onto Two Cranes and Gyroscope. The rest of the EP was recorded in a London railway arch where Tom and Ben lived and with mainline trains thundering overhead, the recordings continued with a timetable to hand, so that gaps of silence could be utalised to get clean takes.
The disparate locations and sonic elements come together on Over Sands EP - where wandering synthesisers, shimmering guitars, and celestial vocals, meet drum samples, and bright electronic notes - culminating in a complete form, that ventures into towering walls of sound.
Over Sands’ debut self-titled EP will be released on November 20th world-wide on B3SCI, in digital and limited edition 12" clear vinyl and launch party is on the 25th of November at The Sebright Arms (Free entry).
"Wistful electronics and soothing vocals, a fresh sound for a fresh start" - CLASH
"It’s incredible to think that such calming and atmospheric sounds were recorded whilst hurriedly consulting a train timetable to ensure that gaps of silence could be best exploited" - WTGR
"Majestic" - The Line of Best Fit