Thursday, May 08, 2014
Track Of The Day :: Champs - White Satellite
Always a sure sign of a good track when halfway through the first hearing you've already made up your mind that you're going in for a second, third, fourth....by the time we got up to seven it was a given that the new single from Champs was going to make Track Of The Day.
Champs - Isle of Wight-based brothers Michael and David Champion - released their acclaimed debut album, 'Down Like Gold' (which also contains previous singles 'My Spirit Is Broken', 'Savannah', 'St Peters'), back in March - from where 'White Satellite' is taken. The single Is set for release on June 16 thru Play It Again Sam.
Like The Everlys and The Beach Boys, in their Sixties heyday, there is a unique and striking depth to their vocal harmonies. 'White Satellite' has an immediacy to it, with its multi-layering, catchy chorus line and synths that work just to the right level without taking over.
The PR blurb describes it as 'sublime'. And for once, we totally agree.
May 10. Brighton, The Great Escape (@ The Blind Tiger
May 16. Stockholm, Scandic Grand Central
May 22. Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique
May 23. Manchester, Dot To Dot
May 24. Bristol Dot To Dot
May 25. Nottingham Dot To Dot
May 31. Costa Acoustic Nights
June 01. Cheltenham, Wychwood
June 10. London, The Social
June 28. Eindhoven, Naked Song
July 18. Isle of Wight, Rhythm Tree Festival
July 26. Huntingdon , Secret Garden Party
Aug 01. Kendal, Kendal Calling
Aug 09. Germany, Haldern Pop Festival
Aug 29. Bingley, Bingley Live