Kev Sherry, singer for the critically acclaimed four-piece Attic Lights (Island Records, Elefant Records), makes a welcome return as he prepares to unveil his indelible new single Wasted Days, out on 27th March 2020.
Alongside his backing band ‘Low Fruit’, Kev has produced an uplifting, earnest piece of jangle-pop music juxtaposed with weighty, reflective personal lyrical content. Combining the snappy melodies of contemporary acts like Courtney Barnett and Alvvays with the yearning simplicity associated with classic bands such as The Lemonheads and The Pastels, Wasted Days sees Kev challenge the banal, indistinctive sound of modern indie guitar music by reconnecting with the sound of shambolic, loose guitars, catchy melodies, bare production and raw recording.
Collaborating with renowned producer Paul Savage (Mogwai, The Delgados, Franz Ferdinand, Arab Strap), and using a guitar borrowed from Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura, Tracyanne & Danny) and a bass guitar borrowed from Francis MacDonald (Teenage Fanclub), Wasted Days is taken from his forthcoming album Foxy Orthodoxy. Having written for New Statesman, created the graphic novel Warpaint and novel Here Be The Apples, Foxy Orthodoxy is an extension of the themes Kev explores in his written work – anarchism, feminism, gender politics, the ideological culture wars, the cult of personality and the hypocrisy of the human heart.
Kev’s solo project follows on from the success garnered by Attic Lights with the band appearing on HBO’s Divorce, MTV’s Teen Mom, BBC’s The Culture Show, Hairy Bikers, The One Show, Sportscene, Channel 4’s Wife Swap, Come Dine With Me and ITV’s Scotsport and STV News. He has also collaborated with international artists including Bjorn Yttling, Cerys Matthews and La Casa Azul and his songs have been remixed by Mogwai, Camera Obscura, The Fratellis, Jim Noir and The Vaselines.
“When it came to filming the video, the director explored a different angle on the concept of regret over wasted days that could have been spent otherwise. We used agoraphobia as a metaphor for the personal mental restrictions we place on our own behaviour and how we express ourselves. And then how, even within the confines of our own personalities, we can find creative ways to be more open to other people and the world. Ultimately nothing is truly wasted if you decide to see worth in it and remain open to experience.” – Kev Sherry
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Wasted Days is out on 27th March 2020.