Sea Pinks Share brand new one-off single “Run and Run”
Due out on 27 April via CF Records
Listen to “Run and Run” here
Order via Bandcamp
Step in to spring with Belfast’s finest purveyors of bittersweet guitar pop, Sea Pinks, who release a brand new, one-off single “Run and Run“ on 27 April via CF Records. The track was premiered via Clash who wrote; “Sea Pinks seem to be thriving, crafting the kind of oh-so-special indie pop that makes them so sought after”
Singer, guitarist and songwriter Neil Brogan explains further:
These are strange, uncertain times. It might seem odd to be full of the joys of spring right now, given the constant newsfeed of anxiety. But hear me out. Our songs are often described as bittersweet. The words may be ambivalent, or even on occasion downright sad, but the melody will usually be buoyant and bright. Bearing this mind we decided to go all out, and make something unequivocally happy for once. This song is unapologetic in its lack of irony. It’s a little three minute detour, a portal into a suburban garden shaking off the last frost, sunshine bouncing off dewdrops, saturation dialled right up. Pure, undiluted, deeply unfashionable, guitar oriented pop. We recorded and mixed it ourselves earlier this month, tracking at our practice space, and decided to throw it out there as close as possible to the time of its making. It’s best listened to out of doors. So take it with you next time you go for a walk, drive, pedal boat swan ride or whatever. Preferably somewhere with terrible 4G. And allow yourself to be transported, just for a moment, from the sheer fuckery of it all.
I should also mention that this is the first Sea Pinks track since 2013 not to feature Steven Henry on bass. Steven left Sea Pinks late last year to focus on his many other projects, among them Documenta, one of Belfast’s finest bands. We wish him luck and thank him for his amazing bass playing over the past five years. Also, we are looking for a bassist. If you’re in the Belfast area, can play bass and are happy to be at our disposal for little or no money on an ongoing casual basis, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with a CV and brief outline of your influences, any allergies etc.
Sea Pinks released their sixth album, Watercourse in 2017, which saw them picking up where 2016’s acclaimed Soft Days left off, refining and elaborating on the dream/power pop dynamic of that album, while still managing to sound as fresh as a band making their debut. Each song is a pure outsider pop gem, with effervescent choruses, buoyant drums and a distinctive woozy guitar style, all wrapped in a mischievous sense of humour. The band are currently in the studio working on their next album.
“A genuine joy.” **** Q
“Terrific… catchy, fuzzy pop.” 7/10 Uncut
“Akin to The Go-Betweens if they were born in a slightly colder climate.” Clash
“A band wielding abstracted reverie as a kind of pure metaphysical statement in song” 8/10 Line of Best Fit
“Echoing bittersweet pop song masters The Drums, “Watercourse” combines witty lyricism with instantly catchy guitar riffs.” Wonderland
“Watercourse is 10 more nuggets of crystalline jangle-pop delivered in Brogan’s endearingly doleful croon.” Irish Times