We are honoured to premiere the new single ‘Wild Night’ from Blue Mountains resident Lewis Goldmark, the second single from his forthcoming debut album due early in 2022 via Broken Stone Records/Remote Control Records.
Lewis Goldmark is the project of Liam Judson from Belles Will Ring (and Magnetic Heads) and producer of many eminent bands, some of whom have graced our pages in the past including Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Imperial Broads, Cloud Control and The Lovetones.
‘Wild Night’ is a jangling delight with a shimmer and shine that is euphoric and celestial. Judson’s voice is a delight – deep and sonorous in parts, wild and ecstatic in other parts. There is a muscular spine that opens the track and maintains a steady presence throughout the epic layers – resulting in something that sparkles with melody and feeling like bands such as The Smiths, Felt, The Las and the C86/Madchester era bands. Judson explains the origins of the track:
The beginnings of ‘Wild Night’ came about one summer Friday late afternoon, when just mincing about my then apartment in Ashfield, I picked up my baritone electric guitar and started doodling.
Straight away my fingers went to the melodic figure that would be the eventual bedrock of ‘Wild Night’. Typically, I don’t know straight away if I like or dislike tunes or riffs I come up with, so I kind of kept it in the back of my mind as a “maybe one day” thing. Fast forward a year or so, a good friend introduced me to a fairly obscure 1988 solo album by Peter Koppes, guitarist from The Church called ‘Manchild & Myth’. The sound and songs immediately captivated me, and the icy, late night wooziness of that record inspired me to turn this baritone riff into something.
This is exultant and euphoric pop music with a visceral edge – have an exclusive listen through the link below.
You can get the track from Thursday, 18 November through all the usual download and streaming sites.
‘Wild Night’ will be launched at the Hiway Bikini Bar on 9 December – detail below.