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Dive In – Change in the Weather

Dive In - Change In The Weather

Dive In – Change In The Weather

Glastonbury residents, Dive In returns with a clanging indie banger, ‘Change In The Weather’.

“The song is anchored in the idea of hope and coming out of a darker place” explains Matthew Guttridge continuing “We’ve all found ourselves in rut; be it a creative, more personal – this song celebrates the moment in which something happens / clicks and you know you’re back on course.”

Their upcoming EP follows on from an impressive debut, Eighteen, and is out on 9 November via Vagrant/Good Soldier.

Sounds like: Mew, The Temper Trap, Bad Pony, Keane, MS MR, Pistol Shrimp, Futurecop!, Soft Touch, Of Monsters and Men, Fickle Friends, Kid Astray, Young Kato, Anteros, Satellite Stories, The Killers

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Dive In – Can’t Hold Me Down

Dive In

Dive In

Dive In offers a stream of ‘Can’t Hold Me Down’, ahead of the release of their debut EP titled ‘Eighteen’.

With classic indie influences and a cracking chorus, the song skyrockets into the “catchy pop” category, worthy of any decent radio station playlist.

Listen below:

‘Eighteen’ is out on 25 May via Vagrant.

Sounds like: The Temper Trap, Keane, MS MR, Pistol Shrimp, Futurecop!, Soft Touch, Of Monsters and Men, Fickle Friends, Kid Astray, Young Kato, Anteros, Satellite Stories, The Killers, Genesis, The Police

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California Wives – Marianne

California Wives

California Wives

Chicago quartet California Wives were formed in 2009 by multi-instrumentalists and high school friends Dan Zima and Joe O’Connor. Zima and O’Connor were later introduced to guitarist/keyboardist Jayson Kramer; a former pre-med student at Boston University who quit to follow his career in music.

‘California Wives’ released debut EP ‘No. 8’, with a second EP ‘Affair’ following in 2010, but it wasn’t until Graham Masell joined the band on lead guitar in 2012 that their talent was really showcased.

This was a talent noticed by Vagrant Records, who signed California Wives shortly after.

Their debut full length album, ‘Art History’ (produced by Claudius Mittendorfer), was created, complete with a music video for each song, for only $1,000. Kraymer describes the songs from the album as coming ‘from a relatable place of losing one’s youth’.

‘Art History’ was released on 4 September 2012 via Vagrant Records.

The official video for ‘Marianne’, taken from ‘Art History’, is one of our favourites. The band are filmed playing ‘Marianne’ in a chilly warehouse, but the DIY video doesn’t distract you from Kraymer’s incredibly soft voice which synchronises perfectly with the dreamy chords and summer synths that are somewhat reminiscent of the 1980s, as well as new kids on the block, The 1975.

Watch the video below.

A My Gold remix of ‘Marianne’ can also be downloaded for free on the band’s Soundcloud page.

Sounds like: The Naked and Famous, Swim Deep, The 1975, New Order, The Cure

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