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The Manatees Think Of Better Ways!
10th July 2023
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a guilty pleasure of a fierce panda one sheet

The Act: THE MANATEES

The Track: 'BETTER WAY TO THINK OF IT'

The Format: DIGITAL SINGLE

The Release Date: JULY 26TH 2023

The Digital Link: orcd.co/bwttoi

The truth: hailing from a sleepy town on the south coast of Englandshire and now residing in London, The Manatees consist of schoolfriends Jay, Tyler and Miller and some unfeasibly large trousers. Together they combine hip-hop samples, funk-driven bass lines, sparkling guitars and candid lyrics to carve out their own soundscape within modern rock, as evinced by new single 'Better Way To Think Of It', released on fierce panda on July 26th. It lasts for precisely three minutes and zero seconds. This makes us even more unfeasibly happy.

"‘Better Way to Think of It’ delves into the complexities experienced in a relationship strained by distance," The Manatees muse. "MGMT-inspired bass synths and glitchy vocoder fill the verses, with the choruses dedicated to the hook that lays at the heart of the song. It’s a guilty pleasure for us, a modern indie ear worm that doesn’t take itself too seriously. A much needed respite after a debut EP which was introspective and darker in tone."

This much is true - that 'Dream In Colour' EP came out in April and openly tackled the anxieties of finding your feet in an ever-changing world, emphasising the desperateness and loneliness of growing up. Yet even this couldn't quell The Manatees' hyper-popping genre-hopping essence rare, inspiring sold out shows at The Victoria and Sebright Arms and warranting a Jack Saunders Next Wave interview on Radio One as well as much love from Steve Lamacq at BBC 6music.

Next up comes a second big-hearted EP release on the panda and these big-trousered live shows here:

22nd July - Milford Festival, Milford
28th - 30th July - Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
6th August - Southampton - Ageas Bowl (The Hundred x BBC Introducing)
23rd September - Bristol - Crofters Rights
26th September - Leeds - Hyde Park Book Club
27th September - Edinburgh - Sneaky Pete's
28th September - Newcastle - Bobiks
29th September - Liverpool - Kazimier Stockroom
30th September - Manchester - The Castle Hotel
4th October - Birmingham - The Victoria
5th October - Nottingham - Chameleon Arts Café
12th October - London - The Lexington
13th October - Brighton - The Prince Albert
14th October - Southampton - The Loft

Tour Tickets Here

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