States of Emotion have been through enough drama already, thanks. They deserve a good 2016. In the past three years the Essex natives have endured enough label and wider industry shenanigans that would kill a lesser band. But Olly Hookings & Bonzai have spines of steel and an arsenal of shimmery guitar pop, and by God, their long shelved album ‘Black & White to Gold’ is out now and recently received 9/10 from XS Noize.
And with the album now available the band release new single ‘Back To Back’. A sweeping track that builds from a delicate piano intro through to a skyscraper sized, guitar laced chorus, it further demonstrates the bands mastery of jubilant, uplifting, anthemic guitar-pop. Take a listen to it here
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Upcoming States Of Emotion Dates:
Wed 24th Feb – BRISTOL Thekla w/ The Rifles
Thu 25th Feb – PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms w/ The Rifles
Sat 27th Feb – LONDON Roundhouse w/ The Rifles