Premiere: Relics - Straight To The Heart

Shot at the Total Refreshment Centre...
Relics

There's an awkward space in music history, sitting between the end of post-punk and the birth of indie.

It's a space of transition, when an amorphous music scene dripped and filtered into different places, spaces, areas.

Relics recall that impossible-to-define spirit. The band have a chugging, bass heavy sound which wouldn't feel out of place on the Factory catalogue.

Yet those chiming guitars, those sighing vocals are more redolent of Creation's inspiring first wave. It's a curious mixture, one that is both modern and instantly recognisable.

New cut 'Straight To The Heart' combines all these elements, with Relics adding a physical, very immediate edge.

Shooting a video for the track, the band took control of the Total Refreshment Centre, a converted warehouse and studio in Stoke Newington.

Blurred visuals which have an unsettling, psychedelic feel, you can watch it below.

Relics have confirmed the following shows:

March
16 London The Shacklewell Arms
20 London The Old Blue Last

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