TUNE Egyptian Blue - To Be Felt
Loaded up on psychedelia and post-punk Egyptian Blue are surfing a wave of razor sharp guitars and crashing melodies. These four like-minded souls spent their teenage years making plans above a jewellers shop in Colchester, before upping sticks to a shared house in Brighton.
‘To Be Felt’ will be release via Permanent Creeps Records (Peeping Drexels, Ditz) on the 12th October. The label and their club nights have been carving a name for themselves at the sharper end of London’s DIY scene.
The single was produced by Theo Verney (TRAMMS, Fake Laugh, FUR) and documents a period of self-discovery for Egyptian Blue’s co-singers and songwriters Leith Ambrose and Andy Buss. Andy recounts – “We definitely lost a couple of weeks somewhere, basically testing ourselves in an attempt to feel more connected to the world around us. Instead, we just ended up feeling even more detached, as if we were sleep-walking through each day. That’s where the line “to be half-asleep and half-awake all the time” comes from. What started off as a way to feel more affinity with those around us just seemed to make us more detached, so essentially the track is about finding that connection again. I think the police got called at some point, but we’re ok now, honest!”
Having already grabbed the ears of Radio 1 and BBC 6Music with their earlier self-released singles, along with a raft of online chatter from the likes of So Young Magazine and NME… Egyptian Blue are here to warm your winter.
In other people’s words:
“…think Wire meets Joy Division distorted through an LSD wash” – So Young Magazine
“A right-old psychedelic punk-rock racket” – Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music)
“Promising upstarts; fuzzy, upbeat and lysergic" – NME
22nd Sept – Heartbreakers, Southampton
29th Sept – Green Door Store, Brighton (2,3,4 Festival – w/ Drahla, Snapped Ankles…)
11th Oct – Secret Venue (single launch party), Brighton
13th Oct – Brixton Windmill (w/ Squid)
20th Oct – Old Blue Last, London
25th Oct – The Social, London (Out of Order Fest)
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