Easter & Bromide release split single ‘Doubt Rings’ / ‘I’ll Never Learn’- out 31 January 2020 on Scratchy Records. Today XS Noize is pleased to exclusively premiere the track from Easter.
One friend.Two bands. And so it was that Manchester’s ‘Easter’ and London’s ‘Bromide’ met in their mutual pal Dave Armes’s address book (he of Last Harbour, LCR Records and A-Sun Amissa sidekick repute). Soon after Easter was on their way down t’smoke to play at Bromide’s place, namely the Birds Nest in Deptford.
And verily did they smash it! So much so that Bromide singer Simon immediately thought about putting something out on his Scratchy Records label.. and why not keep the threads twisting and make it a joint release! Especially as both bands share a love of alt. sounds from across the pond back in dem 90s days. Easter feasting on Buffalo Tom’s heavier riffs, Yo La Tengo and San Francisco’s ‘Swell’, while Bromide reminded Easter’s main man Tom of ‘Nada Surf and Big Star and that New Zealand power-pop stuff..’
So the split-single was born. Easter taking the A with ‘Doubt Rings’, a propulsive guitar-lashed gallop thru the relationship forest with Bromide on the AA offering ‘I’ll Never Learn’ from last year’s ‘I Woke Up’ album on Scratchy, an up/downbeat reflective tale that dries solid on the choruses when the fuzz kicks in.
Listen to ‘Doubt Rings’ – BELOW:
January UK dates:
Friday 17th January – Hope & Anchor, London N1
Saturday 18th January – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Saturday 1st February – The Railway Hotel, Southend-on-Sea