After forming through the wonders of facetime and dropbox over vast distances – Yorkshire and Sydney to be exact, Leeds based Black Surf have revealed Sink from their forthcoming EP Let’s pretend its summer – out August 26th via Cowboy Records. Recorded at Greenmount Studios (The Cribs, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Vaccines), vocalist Ali Epstone talks explains the track as “Sink is essentially a song about the conflict and battle of harnessing the stillness within us, in this fast-paced whirlwind of life. We have become Human-Doings and lost sight of the Human-Being. Most people are experiencing either attraction or aversion in any given moment, either wanting to be somewhere else for pleasure or relief in the future or stuck dwelling in the past. Being present, finding peace in the space between the constant need for sensations in this day and age can be a rarity, so I wanted to document that in some way and spread the love maaan.”
Its a scuzzed up, scuffed up slice of power/indie pop/punk (sort of) with these splashes of insistent synth almost enveloped by these edgy waves of guitar noise. Over the top Epstones slacker delivery gives it this sort of lo-fi (a nod towards the Strokes maybe) feel. Best of all though is this chorus, which just hangs around and ends up moving into your psych.
Check it out, here