Release: Racing Glaciers Unveil
“New Country” Ahead Of New EP Release
Back in ancient times, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, two incredibly good-looking dudes were sat in the crucible/back-room bit of a ground floor flat with recently-enabled broadband looking for something to do. Music-discoveringly speaking. We should stress that it was all about the music. One of these dudes, Sam Faulkner, busted out with something that would likely change the lifestyle and senses of humour of both forever more – and that something just so happened to be the free-to-download debut EP from Liverpool men Racing Glaciers. The track was South. The hairs stood on end. The jaws hit the floor. The tears had to be heavily fought back whilst cruising through one of the most beautiful songs either one of the dudes was likely to hear for some time. It was emo as fuck. They were into that sort of thing. Promptly the men traversed the mean rail lines that Virgin Trains just so happens to exist on between London and Manchester and hung out with the purveyors with the intention of getting the band to let them frig with their lives for the forseeable future. The band accepted said-frigging proposal, and to what extent of reluctance remains debatable. Anyway, that was just over a year ago. Since then, Racing Glaciers have been shaked, baked, and essentially flung into a rather intense period of rocking out in the studio and on the stage; including a wee tour with one Dan Croll a little while back. Seeing as they survived all of that shit, these merry men of the Midlands (or whatever, right?) kick off 2014 by announcing details of their first release proper in form of a new EP entitled Ahead Of You Forever. You can pre-order this now, and the EP will arrive hard and fast digitally to y’all on 2nd February 2014, with a delicious upfront number entitled New Country downloadable right now ahead of this release date – which just so happened to crop up on our recent New Moons compilation release – as debuted by our
arch-nemesis buddymen Neon Gold earlier today. So you can tuck into that bugger right now, whilst taking in the press release below which probably explains all of this stuff way better than we clearly are capable of doing. Blam.
Also, do us a solid and heart this shit on The Hype Machine.
According to lead singer Tim Monaghan, “New Country” tells a story of escape, of not being confined. Lyrically and musically it’s about moving forward, something that Racing Glaciers certainly are set to do in 2014.
The release of their debut self-titled EP on Bancamp in November 2012 had such an overwhelming reception that the first half of 2013 was spent turning this into a career path, which was a balancing act between working on new material and finishing university (Tim went to LIPA, hosts of such artists as Spring King, Mikhael Paskalev and Ady Suleiman). Their musicianship caught the attention of many of their musical peeps, and the reaction to track South led to a series of live dates around Europe supporting the likes of Dan Croll, The Vestals and Kodaline, as well as playing for the Sofar Sounds tour.