Where the hell did The Earlies disappear to?
The band released debut album 'These Were The Earlies' back in 2004, an insanely catchy piece of electronic-laden indie. An individual amid an increasingly bland guitar-driven landscape, the group earned enormous critical before seeming to disband following a truly special performance at Green Man festival in 2007.
Rumblings, rumours and speculation have dogged them ever since. Now, Clash can reveal that The Earlies are definitively back with new EP 'Message From Home' set to be released on July 24th via The Franklyn Mint.
"We're going for a less conventional but nonetheless poignant eleven year anniversary," says one-quart founding member Christian Madden of the band's reunion. "We had planned to get together to mark the ten year anniversary of the album but we're a slow moving entity."
Little wonder. The Earlies' central quartet is split in half by the Atlantic, with ideas flowing between Lancashire and Texas. Yet, somehow, they've done it - and 'Message From Home' is the proof.
Clash is able to premiere new cut 'Disappearing Man' and it's a mischievous, mysterious, sighing piece of alt pop. Check out those prog organ lines, the lush electronics and the indie rock roots - this is prime Earlies fare and, by God, we've missed them.
Check it out now.
Catch The Earlies at the following shows:
24 Glasgow Drygate Brewing Company
25 Lancashire Cloudspotting Festival (Headline artist)
28 Bristol Exchange
29 Manchester Band on the Wall
31 London The Shacklewell Arms