It’s been more than two years since we heard anything from indie pop legends (I think its fair to use that term) Close Lobsters, but Shelflife will be releasing the Scottish bands new EP featuring “Under London Skies” b/w “Wander Epic Part II” on (wait for it) limited Gold 7″ vinyl. There’s going to be a digital download as well, which will also feature “Wander Epic Parts I & II” and “Wander Epic Part III” as well as an alternate mix of “Under London Skies”.
They’ve released the first track off the EP in the shape of Under London Skies. It’s the sort of lo-fi c86 (after all, Firestation Towers was on THAT compilation) that the band have always been fine purveyor of, full of jangling guitars (don’t let anyone tell you that’s not a wonderous thing) and melancholy melodies, while over the whole thing Andrew Burnetts gruff Scottish vocal lays down his dreams and stories – reminiscing about..well, London – serving as both a lament and a love letter. Like they’ve never been away.