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Solar Eyes
Solar Eyes Are Running Away!
1st January 2024
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The Format: DIGISINGLE

The Act: SOLAR EYES

The Release: 'LET'S RUN AWAY'

The Release Date: JANUARY 4TH 2024

The Digital Link: orcd.co/letsrunaway

The Truth: Barely have the needles tumbled off the Chrimbo tree and the New Year's day hangovers receded into the cold mists than Brummie powerhousers SOLAR EYES present their breathless new single 'Let’s Run Away' to bring a touch of melodic sunshine into our lives. They also play the following live launch parties:

January 9th - HACKNEY, Two Palms
(Pandamonium '24 show with China Bears + Sasha Assad)

February 16th - BIRMINGHAM, Hare & Hounds
https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Birmingham/Hare-And-Hounds-Kings-Heath/Solar-Eyes-Album-Launch-Party/36744968/

Infusing their far-out sounds with low-slung guitar lines straight out of a Morricone flick, the latest from the Birmingham psych/pop duo is set at a galloping pace that leaves no time to waste. One part Spaghetti Western, a second part cosmic Sci-Fi, the duo conjure a score for the extraterrestrial Alamo that never was in this shoegazing, sensory-rushing, tour-de-force. Surely contributing to its Tex-Mex flavourings, frontman Glenn Smyth recalls the desert-bound creative experience:

“‘Let’s Run Away’ was one of the last songs to be written on the album, it was written in Texas last March when we were out there playing SXSW. You can sort of hear it as well, there’s that Americana haze type sound, a Spaghetti western vibe. I sort of had in my head – now this might sound a bit mad – Tracey Chapman ‘Fast Car’ – in essence. But with a Brummie slant. A Bonnie and Clyde type thing.”

Inspired by small-town tales of daylight robberies in times of old and rumours of the last crimes of the infamous duo, 'Let’s Run Away' is alive with drama and intrigue to rival its pulse-quickening pace. As Glenn sings: “I hope that given time, you’ll forgive my crimes, I don’t wanna die alone, I love you, I let you go, I’m to blame // I see it all, I heed the call, let's run away…”

Mixed by Jeff Knowler, it features Glenn Smyth (Guitars/Vocals/Songwriter), Sebastian Maynard Francis (Drums/Percussion), plus additional guitars courtesy of Liam McKeown. 'Let’s Run Away' also arrives with an accomplished official video; a psychedelic cowboy caper, created by the Solar Eyes bassist Emily Doyle. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/gBzXRzIi160?si=-BkOyuLBtJtWKbiM

'Let’s Run Away', alongside recent single 'Top of the World', will be found on Solar Eyes’ eagerly awaited debut album ‘Solar Eyes’, which is due for release on 16 February via the fierce panda label. The cosmic creation of Glenn Smyth and Sebastian Maynard Francis, ‘Solar Eyes’ finds the duo delivering a suite of techni-coloured tunes that stretch across acid-dipped sonic landscapes and blissed-out melodies. Recalling trippy trailblazers from Primal Scream to the Chemical Brothers, Spacemen 3 to Spector-ish productions, these 12 psych-dappled songs will stimulate the senses and envelop you in their pop-preened charms. 'Solar Eyes' is available to pre-order digitally and on Cyan Blue coloured vinyl right now from here: https://solareyesuk.bandcamp.com/album/solar-eyes

Formed in 2021, the band have since drawn crowds at tastemaker events like SXSW and The Great Escape and released a slew of warmly received singles and three EP releases ‘Dreaming Of The Moon’, ‘Alcatraz’ and ‘Naked Monkey On A Spaceship’. Earning praise from the likes of Steve Lamacq (BBC6 Music) and John Kennedy (Radio X) at radio, plus The Observer and Louder Than War at press, the band have also seen their music featured on renowned TV programmes including Match of the Day and Football Focus. Goal against the soul, all the way...

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