Loved Ones (Rough Trade Album of The Week) premiere new single at DIY (support from Clash, Mojo, Sunday Times, Wonderland) / New album “Harness” out now

Loved Ones share video for new single “Without Face” at DIY

Watch HERE

New album “Harness” is Rough Trade Album of The Week and out now on Blood Records

“They’ve transformed the darkest void into something beautiful and life-affirming.”DIY

Praise for Loved Ones

“Life-affirming.” – DIY
“The Merry Monarch is an original, if unsettling, and evocative listen.” – Mojo
“A fascinating debut.” – The Sunday Times Culture
“The band have mastered the art of chilled-out lo-fi” – Wonderland
“Fluttering electronics meet assured songwriting” – Clash

Releasing themselves from the lo-fi and ambient rock of their debut album “The Merry Monarch” – having spent much of their recent time involved in soundtrack work – the forthcoming full length “Harness” sets its stall out as a move into an eclectic, but no less focussed, sphere of operation. With the February release of the album’s first single “End of An Error”, we got a sense of the record’s more anxious moments and themes of escapism. However, in the way that new single “Without Face” marries skittering percussion with lead singer Nik Glover’s immaculate falsetto – set to a reverberating, chiming panorama– we’re let into the band’s talent for writing skewed, otherworldly, pop songs. Glover comments on the track; “It’s channelling St Etienne for that dawn-of-the-90s, mid-tempo disco thing. The song is about my constant fear of heart attacks, brought about by my dad’s own bypass back when I was in college and my knowledge that me and him have a lot in common. I’m ageing, and starting to think about death in an overly dramatic kind of way.”

Watch the video for “Without Face” here:​

It is said that a change is as good as a rest, so when it comes to Liverpool quartet Loved One’s re-emergence, coupled with their shift in musical direction, things can only bode well for the swell of new material they are set to release in 2017.

See Loved Ones Live

June 10 – Liverpool album release show, The Leaf, Liverpool, UK

Loved Ones are:

Nik Glover – vocals, guitar
Rich Hurst – keys, production
Ben Shooter – piano, vocals
Dan Taylor – drums


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