We are very honoured to bring you an exclusive listen to the new single from the prodigious sonic architects of the deep south, follow. This is the third single from this instrumental band and the quality deepens and expands, promising a very exciting debut album on the horizon.
follow have a sound that amalgamates the heady rush of Mogwai with the more spiritual, ethereal elements of Sigur Rós, and, in doing so, have created a body of work so far that is breathtakingly beautiful and poised. ‘Glimmer’ does what it says on the label: a floating, spacious track that sparkles and shimmers like the aurora australis.
An arpeggiated circular guitar provides a bed for the crystalline guitar riff as a driving rhythm surfaces from the depths. The track moves in revolving sections that ebbs and flows, building up and receding like the cold Antarctica seas off the coast of Tasmania with an uplifting swell.
The band says of the track:
Glimmer was born from an old GarageBand demo from Nick. It ended up being one of the more collaborative and rewarding tracks to put together. We wanted to explore the more up-beat side of what post-rock music can be, and combine simple guitar melodies with weird loops, and build it to a brief moment of reveling. An ode to fleeting moments of joy, and the little wins that keep us going.
The accompanying video is a gorgeous collection of the band’s personal cat videos – what could be a more perfect visual for a sound track that will get you purring with contentment?
‘Glimmer’ is out tomorrow (Friday, 31 March 2023) through the wonderful purveyors of cool music and delicious honey, False Peak Records, and can be downloaded and streamed here.
Feature Photograph: Michael Rankine