Brighton’s The New Union combine the better bits of The Macabees and Coldplay in a joyous single ‘Without You’, out on October 8th (Two Sisters Records). Catch them at The Macbeth in Hoxton on September 20th.
The New Union -Without You by twosistersrecords
‘Without You,’ is an ecstatic love song, a love lost and longing, ‘Why did I come over, why do I stay silent in your bed.’ The sound still filled with positive hope and fulfilment. The feel is upbeat, spacious as the singer tries to find solace in the ending of a relationship. The sound is open, big spaces, upbeat, a sunburst twist to brighten up even the most melancholy of souls. The b side, ‘Home’, is about appreciation, ‘it’s hard to stay without your faith…’ beautiful harpsichord synth strings support throughout.
The band have been together for just 18 months and this is the first material they have released. They have been touring with Clock Opera, Bastille, Slow Club, Dog is Dead and played recently at the Great Escape 2012, as well as Tramlines Festival. They progressed from a grimey studio under the train station to sessions at Brighton Electric, after being discovered by Ian Dowling. Influences include: Radiohead, Coldplay, Bombay Bicycle Club, Local Natives, Death Cab for Cutie.
They have an appearance on the cycling show on Hoxton Radio on 17th September and at the Macbeth on Thursday 20th September. The single launches on 12th October at The Fitz in Brighton
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