TUNE Softer Still - 1993
Softer Still are an indie dream-pop band from Shepperton, Surrey consisting of wide-eyed sonic explorers Grant Williams (lead vocals/guitar), Ellie O'Shea (backing vocals/bass), Alexander Williams (guitar) and Ollie Kitson (drums).
'Visions Of You' (Released 28th July) is the second EP to come from the blissed-out quartet, it includs the singles 'Wishing Well' and 'Forever Faces'. The 4 tracks build upon their self-titled EP which was released in November 2016, a record that attracted attention from the NME, Clash, BBC Introducing and Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music), as well as catching the ear of American shoegazers DIIV, who invited Softer Still to support them at London's Electric Ballroom in September.
Proving that Softer Still is an act for all indie generations they also supported ‘80s janglers The Railway Children at the 100 Club. The band tell us that the EP touchs on themes of 'jelousy between friends, obsessive love as well as complacency, regret and guilt within a once passionate relationship'. Proving there are dark themes behind those blissful tunes.
The band are heading off on a small UK Tour in August which includes a free entry EP Launch show at The Old Blue Last, London on Fri 11 Aug.
'Stunning new single...Anchored by a twisting guitar riff, it’s a delightfully breezy and laid-back sunbathing anthem with an undeniably catchy melody' - NME