(Youtube video for Young at Heart: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBRxG7HHFeM)
Young At Heart, due 3 March 2014 on limited cassette and digital release from Howling Owl Records (http://howlingowlrecords.bigcartel.com/product/howl029-towns-young-at-heart-cassette-presale), will be the first single to be released from TOWNS' debut album 'Get By' due May 2014.
Childhood friends TOWNS create a spaced out suburban escapism that combines the experimental guitar sounds and DIY aesthetics of psych and shoegaze with the melodies of 60s and 90s guitar pop. Seeing the excitement of rock’n’roll as a way to escape the everyday humdrum of growing up in Weston-super-Mare, they believe in the beauty, glamour and power of ‘proper’ pop music.
TOWNS contrast kitchen sink lyrics, attractive melodies and dreamy guitars with feedback, driving bass-lines and baggy beats. The band have already made waves with previous single releases, scooping up single of the month from ARTROCKER before being nominated as their new band of the year, crashing THE GUARDIAN and XFM playlists with ‘Just Everything’, exciting Zane Lowe to declare his love for ‘Gone Are The Days’ live on air, while NME predicted that their 'new band of the year' ‘are about to cover themselves in glory’ after a typically exciting live show.
Young At Heart, as with the album, was recorded and mastered with the help of fellow Howling Owl Records label mates Dom Mitchison (Velcro Hooks), Hugo Bishop (Oliver Wilde) and Olive Wilde at their recently opened Malthouse Studios.
TOWNS have nurtured their sound amongst like-minded people in Bristol, to create an underground of DIY guitar noise, warehouse parties and good times where there are no rules and anything goes as every show finishes in a flurry of chaotic scenes and stage invasions. Catch them live here:
07 Feb - Bristol Live Magazine 2 Year Party at Start The Bus, Bristol
08 Feb - Antidotes Night Club, Old Blue Last, London (Free Entry)
14 Feb - Talking Heads, Southampton (w/ The Twang)
15 Feb - The Fleece, Bristol (w/ The Twang)
16 Feb - O2 Academy, Liverpool (w/ The Twang)
19 Feb - The Ruby Lounge, Manchester (w/ The Twang)
20 Feb - O2 Academy 2, Newcastle (w/ The Twang)
21 Feb - O2 ABC 2, Glasgow (w/ The Twang)
23 Feb - The Lexington, London (w/ The Telescopes)
25 Feb - The Duchess, York (w/ The Twang)
27 Feb - The Cockpit, Leeds (w/ The Twang)
07 Mar - The Grapes, Falmouth (w/ The Black Tambourines)
18 Mar - The Nest, Bath
19 Mar - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
20 Mar - The Louisiana, Bristol
21 Mar - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
26 Mar - Carpe Diem - Leeds
27 Mar - The Horn, Saint Albans
28 Mar – This Feeling at Purple Turtle, London
29 Mar - Club 85, Hitchin
10 May - Lennons, Southampton
15 May - Moles, Bath
21 May - Old Blue Last, London
23 May - Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa