It’s been a quiet year on the News from Neptune front… until now! Here is the new single ‘Dim and Distant’, available to stream and download for £1 from Bandcamp and stream and share on both SoundCloud and YouTube.
It’s a sunny, positively giddy pop diversion, not necessarily a sound I’m likely to pursue in the long term but but hopefully a worthwhile excursion. It’s inspired by the vague, fuzzy memory of sitting with my mum as an impressionable young lad watching a Paul Simon VHS.
RIYL (or in fact, if you like this, have a listen to) The Durutti Column, King Sunny Ade, Super Mama Djombo, Paul Simon, ‘The Indestructible Beat of Soweto’, Rail Band, Talking Heads, Orchestra Baobab, Celestine Ukwu, the output of Awesome Tapes from Africa…
The track was mastered by the esteemed Carl Saff of Chicago. The artwork, namely ‘Exotic Invigilator’, was provided by the similarly-esteemed Craig Sinclair, our fine and wise leader in Cartwheels on Glass.