Tangerines have shared new single ‘Long Way Home’, recorded in RIP Studios by Syd Kemp and mastered by MJ of Hookworms.
Coming after debut single ‘You Look Like Something I Killed,’ follow up ‘Long Way Home’ continues in the vein of being undeniably gripping and endearingly simplistic – echoes of the barbed guitars of The Modern Lovers combine with the lyrical trash-poetic aesthetic of Willie Deville – before opening up, culminating amidst prangs of lapsteel and wailing saxophone, wrapped up in the band’s signature skewed country stomp.
Formed in Peckham in 2014 by singer and guitarist Gareth Hoskins and childhood friend and drummer Isaac Robson, Tangerines are fast-finding their groove; flourishing in their artistic solace between the anxieties of economic uncertainty in their base in South London. ‘We work hard and it really takes a busload of fate to be an out of pocket musician these days, but you do it because it is the only way to stay alive’, they offer.
Speaking on the track, they continue:
“It’s got that jerk-a-jerk feel all about it. Shimmy on down the drainpipe and crawl out through the rain. That, and a handful of Julee Cruise records on repeat, whilst this also being the first song we actually wrote as a four-piece is what made Long Way Home very close to home”.
After bubbling under the surface honing their craft in cramped Peckham practice rooms, sweaty euphoric performances at the likes of The Great Escape Festival, Field Day Festival and BST Hyde Park, twinned with spins from the likes of 6 Music, Beats, Radio X and nods from the likes of Q Magazine and NME have allowed the band to convey their message wider. Sarcastic yet sinister, skewed yet arrow-straight, Tangerines throw themselves into their music headfirst and whether ‘[they] play in front of a thousand or to only ten people, that glimpse of energy keeps [them] alive’.
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Tangerines are: Gareth Hoskins (Vocals, Guitar), Miles Prestia (Guitar), Isaac Robson (Drums), Ricky Clark (Bass)
Tangerines undergo their first headline tour in September, amongst festival appearances, all of which are here:
20th Sept – Headrow House, Leeds
21st Sept – Eagle Inn, Manchester
22nd Sept – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
23rd Sept – The Rocking Chair, Sheffield
24th Sept – Liverpool Psych Fest
29th Sept – Bermondsey Social Club, London
1st Oct – Southsea Festival
9th Oct - Levels Festival
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