Words: Saam Das // Photo: Francesca Hill
We recently wrote about Brighton-centric quartet Lovepark and now they have announced details of their debut single - a double AA-side of 'How Do I See?' and 'Shudder'. The Guardian recently questioned whether guitar music is now dead, a quite absurd charge. Exhibit A for the defence lies below.
Lovepark have signed some sort of deal with Warp but after some nagging, I've discovered that this debut single will be a self-release. Luckily, while the band disappointingly lack good manners, they've crafted a strong opening single, recording with Alt-J man, Charlie Andrew as well as resident Hackney Road studios engineer Sean Woodlock.
Vocally reminiscent of Owen Brindley's operatic efforts as part of Grammatics but with a more traditional and familiar indie guitar sound, 'How Do I See?' is an instant attention-grabber. 'Shudder' continues on the path but veering off slightly into afro-pop territory. Which is actually quite a good move.
All in all, this is an intriguing debut single. With only 500 7" vinyls on offer, you'd be wise to pick one up before it's too late. They're apparently even purple. So there's a lot to like. Check out a unique piano version of 'How Do I See?' above, along with the studio recordings of the single below.
'How Do I See?'/'Shudder' comes out on 2nd July. Find out more at facebook.com/loveparkband.