Single release: 'The Enemy' by Staycations
Release date: Out now
More info: Band Facebook
Cambridge quintet Staycations have shared their new single 'The Enemy'. The single comes ahead of the release of their AA single, which consists of 'The Enemy' and soon to be released single 'Hey Guys'.
Having recently played alongside the likes of Lonely The Brave, High Tyde and playing sets at festivals such as Secret Garden Party and Rhythms of the World, Staycations new material is a statement of intent. Full of racing guitars and strong drumbeats reminiscent of LA-style surf pop, there are also influences of Peace, JAWS and Superfood to be heard here. Staycations music is familiar but it remains individual throughout thanks to the beguiling idiosyncratic vocals from front man Lewis Hall and the satisfyingly off-kilter guitar riffs and intricate rhythms from the rest of the band.
Speaking about ‘The Enemy’ the band said: "The Enemy is an anti-love song. It’s about the feeling of an unrequited sense of admiration towards someone you really care about and who you’d do anything for but you know they wouldn’t in return. It’s kind of depressing the more we think about it."
With real heads for song craft on the bodies of such young musicians, their new single perfectly captures the spirit, zeal and electricity of what it is to be young and restless in 2016. As a taster of what’s yet to come ‘The Enemy’ is over before you know it, and is likely to leave listeners and their well-earned fans eager in anticipation for their next release. This is material is completely new territory for Staycations, and it’s one that is likely to please fans and newcomers alike.
Staycations are: Lewis Marriott-Hall – Lead vocals, Charlie Hall – Lead guitar, backing vocals, Will Hasleham – Rhythm guitar, backing vocals, Craig Sadler – Bass, Ben Udin –Drums, backing vocals.
Press reaction to date
“Their sun-drenched, infectious indie music is blessed out enough to make it seem like it’s summer all year round – how delicious.” –Wonderland
“A band with talent well beyond their years and the potential to go far! Staycations are definitely ones to watch.” – BBC INTRODUCING