There’s quite a backstory to the band blanket. A devastating house fire destroyed thousands of pounds worth of A/V equipment and nearly cost front man Bobby Pook his life.
As the guitarist and songwriter fought defiantly amongst the flames of the home he shared with band mate Simon Morgan to rescue the possessions which gave him his livelihood, little did they know the event would come to transform their vision for the record they were already half way through writing together. Ultimately, it was a decision which – although admirable for many reasons – nearly cost him the ability to ever play music or make films again, when he was left with severe 3rd degree burns to his hands.
So, literally born from the ashes of that experience comes the band’s wonderful new EP Our Brief Encounters, released on 10th February 2017, filled with sweeping, post-rock-influenced shoegaze inspired by the likes of Caspian, Sigur Ros, Circa Survive, This Will Destroy You, Nothing and Failure. Ahead of that release we bring you the video for new single ‘Acacia’.
Our Brief Encounters is available to pre-order now and the guys head out for some EU dates next month:
9th February – Bootleg Social, Blackpool – UK
12th February – Le Coin Aux Etoiles, Mons – BE
13th February – District Six, Dusseldorf – GER
15th February – Klub CH25, Warsaw – PL
17th February – Rock Station, Morlanwelz – BE
18th February – Rock Classic Bar, Brussels – BE