Hot on the heels of July’s ‘Keep It Cool’, CUCAMARAS today reveal the second side of their AA-side single release: ‘Window Seat’ (via Ditto Music).
Serving-up two ice-cold, lo-fi cuts to keep your Summer soundtrack well refreshed, ‘Window Seat’ is very much the slacker sister of its opposing number: ‘Keep It Cool’. Listen to the AA-side single here:
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A hazy homage to that simple pleasure of getting a seat with a view as you jet-off on your holidays, the subject matter of ‘Window Seat’ may already be something of a distant memory to many listeners this year...
Featuring the signature fuzzed-up vocals of Josh Hart and Olly Bowley, the pair come together in a drole duet that looks to celebrate the magnificent in the mundane.
With Josh stepping-up to write the track’s slumbering melody and fizzing guitar-breaks this time around (Olly penned ‘Keep It Cool’), the two heads came together in-collaboration for these delightfully deadpan lyrics. Opening up about the song the pair say:
"‘Window Seat’ is a description of our mundane, everyday life which is characterised by overthinking” say Josh and Olly. “Blinds not blocking out the sun in the morning, news feeds getting us down and looking at things we can't afford, but the track is also about remembering the good things like getting a window seat on a plane or when a pool table is free.” ‘Window Seat’, is the second of a dynamic double-helping of new tunes from Cucamaras, and follows previous single ‘Keep It Cool’. Riding a wave of inspiration, both tracks were written in the same week and then recorded on the same day at Rainy Daze Studio in Nottingham. Additional mixing and mastering was taken-on by Joe Fisher and Elliot McCoid. Already some way to becoming fan favourites, the two new tracks rightfully appear together on their essential new AA side studio release. “The two tracks are always played back to back live just like they are on the studio version” Josh of Cucamaras says, “capturing our live sound in the recording was really important to us.”
Taking their name from a shot bar in Nottingham, it’s perhaps fitting that this four-piece have earned a reputation for serving up intoxicating alt-rock slammers of their own. Inspired by the angular guitar work of Parquet Courts and ‘Room on Fire’-era The Strokes, while infusing the contemporary lyrical witticisms of Willie J Healey or Sports Team’s Alex Rice, Cucamaras stake their place as one of the Midlands’ most vital new talents. Releasing their debut EP ‘Till The Meter Runs Out’ and stand alone single ‘Please Not Tonight’ shortly after forming in 2019, word has since spread like wildfire with BBC Introducing being quick off the mark to proclaim themselves fans from the very beginning. Notching up over 25,000 streams on Spotify in no time, the band have gone on to headline SOLD OUT shows in Sheffield and Nottingham, and spent 2019 touring the nation alongside kindred spirits like Sheafs and No Hot Ashes.
Returning with two flaming new tracks this Summer, the ‘Keep It Cool’/’Window Seat’ AA single finds the band combining the high voltage, lo-fi thrills of Car Seat Headrest or Cage The Elephant with the incisive contemporary relatability of Sports Team or Sorry; continuing a blazing trail into what looks to be a very bright future for Cucamaras.