London based 3-piece Thalassocracy are set to release their debut 7" April 27th with the Manchester based label Icecapades supporting the release. The single includes the A side ‘Graves’ with 'The Glory Of Man By Minutemen’ on the flipside. I've been aware of the band for a good long while, but 'Graves' is my first long listen. It won't be my last.
Vocalist/guitarist Richard Walsh says of the track: “Graves is the subject of unfaltering euphoria, when even a fleeting moment can carry an illusioned, weighted sum of joy. It’s a happy sad song, rather than a sad happy song so please sing along." Despite the heavy lyrical content, Graves feels like a warm summer night distilled into a infectious power pop masterpiece. Stream it below, it's my Song of the Day!
Previous releases from Icecapades include Slowcoaches, Sex Hands, and Lady Neptune.
Thalassocracy are Saam Watkins of playlounge on drums, Lloyd King of Slothboat on bass, and Richard Walsh on vocals & guitar (also of Art Is Hard Records).
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Upcoming live London dates:
19th April - Critical Heights Nights #2 at Shacklewell Arms w/ Bruising + Keel Her + more
23rd April - Sound Savers (single release show) w/ Warmhammer + special guests!