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Younghusband have surfaced with new album, Swimmers, due 7th June on Opposite Number. Their first new music since 2015’s Dissolver, Swimmers is awash with glowing guitar melodies, breezy pop moments and restrained yet potent songcraft. It looks to themes of open space and reflection, partly inspired by band's move to their own studio in Greenwich, built by singer and songwriter Euan Hinshelwood in an old barn.
With members of Younghusband having also played in Wes Gonzalez and Meilyr Jones' recent live bands and inspired by both artists' off the cuff approach, recording sessions for Swimmers were driven by instinct and impulse, as Euan would introduce the new songs to bandmates on the day of recording.
Today, they unveil contemplative new single, "Translation". Euan says of it, "It's open to interpretation, but looking back on that period of time I guess it's a song about change and retreat. And about a short moment of that time. A stubborn moment when you want to push everything away for a second and work out what element is tripping you up."
Barry says: I'm pretty sure this is going to be a big one here at Piccadilly, with the sort of whimsical dreamy haze and saturated tape-machine wooze that we can't seem to get enough of. Richly layered melodic snappy guitars and echoing vocals work their way around an unhurried and perfectly measured rhythmic backdrop.
2. What’s Wrong?
3. Modern Lie
4. Different About You
6. Grinding Teeth
7. Broken In Half Again
8. Paradise In The Rain
10. It’s Not Easy