FM Premiere: Arliston’s new EP ‘Even in the Shade’

"We’re starting to get the feedback and the response that we’d hoped for, so we’re more energized than ever."
3 November 2022

Following their rather convincing EP, The Ground Might Disappear, London-based duo Arliston are back with another stunning new EP, called Even in the Shade.

With Even in the Shade, Jack Ratcliffe (vocals/guitar/keyboards) and George Hasbury (guitar/keyboards), manage to deliver a five-star sonic experience, ranging from the ‘80s-infused and playful Hold My Wine to the subtle and stripped-back Tombstone Teeth. Meanwhile, Sydenham Place sounds like an instant indie classic, with Jack’s voice on point as ever, masterfully alternating between an airy falsetto and a rich baritone all while waltzing around George’s gorgeously compelling piano.

Even in the Shade is a collection of timeless indie gems that will leave you feeling blissful from beginning to end.

Written and produced by Arliston and mixed/mastered by Brett Shaw (Florence + The Machine, Foals), George Hasbury explains: “We had just lost our drummer, amicably, so we were a little adrift as we started making this EP. The first song we wrote was ‘Mothering’, which was sort of inherently smaller without a drummer’s presence. But it still felt good and like Arliston, and after that the rest of the songs quickly emerged.”

Jack Ratcliffe adds: “I think we feel like we’re only just finding our feet with the project and where we want it to go, and that’s a really exciting feeling! We’re starting to get the feedback and the response that we’d hoped for, so we’re more energized than ever.”

You can hear a band exceed their potential and not be afraid to reach further in this great new EP.

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