Saturday, 2 May 2015

Single: Trails and Ways - 'Skeletons'

Trails and Ways Skeletons Oakland
Photo: David Wallace

Trails & Ways, 'Skeletons'

Info: Oakland band Trails & Ways release the second single from their forthcoming debut album, Pathology, which is released on the 2nd of June. The whole album was produced and recorded in drummer Ian Quirk's bedroom and the band are embarking on their U.S. Tour in June / July next month. 'Skeletons' is a joyfully upbeat and catchy electro-indie track that sounds remotely like a mix of French purveyors of the sound M83 and Twin Shadow. Rollercoaster beats and melodies abound on the track and indeed the other music I caught on the band's SoundCloud page, including an older track I particularly enjoyed, 'Nunca' from 2 years ago (below). 

In the words of the band themselves; 'On this one we went for a sound with lithe guitar lines & dungeony synth bass twisting over a heavy club groove. We wanted to make a dance banger that leaves nobody on the floor feeling alone, especially not for wanting something better for our planet than environmental collapse.

The song's origin is from a dream our rhythm guitarist Keith had. Basically, he was in a club hanging with Drake; Drizzy was wearing a gold Lycra suit and on acid. Suddenly the dream fast-forwarded a thousand years to what was left of the club on an ecologically collapsed earth. Then it spun back to our current time on the dance floor, but nobody else was there for Keith to talk to or warn about what he'd seen.'

Trails & Ways, 'Nunca'

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