Credit: Shane Fennelly
Words: Linn Branson
Little Indie featured London newcomers Earhart back in February with their debut single 'A Cross' in our Sing & Tell feature. And today, July 24, fittingly enough on what would have been aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's - whom the band take their name from - birthday, we celebrate the second drop from the four-piece: 'Achtung Heroes'.
Released last Friday (July 18) on Fauna Records and produced by Kristofer Harris (Bear's Den, Ghostpoet), it follows admirably in its predecessor's wake, with the golden, raw-edged vocal tones of Joe Tennant again holding court. There's no getting away from that voice; while not to devalue the others' contributions - which are not at all underwhelming with some effective hooky guitars and nicely sympathetic drums - in the same vein as Sea Girls and Stereo Honey, one is held enthralled by the singer. The opening seconds are glorious, and what's that little orgasmic effect like a sigh at 30 seconds in? Whatever, it is - more, please!
Tennant describes the song lyrically as "part truth and part fantasy, moving forward with retrospection, glimpses of the past and of the future. Living in your imagination often seems just as real as living in the ‘real world’ to me. It reminds me of what you see before you die, or at least how that scenario is often portrayed in movies, and we wanted it to sound sonically as if opening up portals to different worlds and different time periods."
Keep watching these guys. With just two tracks so far, they are potentially on a winning streak for when they drop the first EP.
And for your delight, Earhart play a free entry show in London at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington on August 21.