Larkins release new single ‘Flood’ ahead of upcoming EP

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7.5

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Rising Manchester four-piece Larkins release their new track ‘Flood’ ahead of their upcoming EP ‘Hit and Run’ due next month.

Mixing strident synths, ‘80s-tinged percussion and a typically exultant hook, ‘Flood’ is full of the striking contrasts that make Larkins such a fascinating prospect. The joyous sound provides an uplifting vehicle for its lyrics, which provide a beacon of positivity in a world mired in bad news.

Produced by the band’s regular collaborator Dan Nigro (Sky Ferreira, Finneas), the track is the third release for the Valentines Day EP release. The band will now take to the road for a fresh headline tour in April for its release. The tour will also culminate in style, when Larkins will become the first band in over fifty years to sell-out the Manchester Academy before releasing their debut album.

An exciting reputation is already being formed – their arena-scale blend of anthemic, synth-laden alt-pop reverberating with a growing number of kids with each subsequent release. It feels like Larkins are a force of nature building something special.

Originally from Glossop in Derbyshire before moving to Manchester, Josh Noble and Dom Want (guitar/synth) first started making music together at school, broadening their sound with the addition of Henry Beach (bass/synth) and Joe Gaskell (drums) to begin to craft music that’s huge, layered and mixing the kind of natural melody and tempo that will conjure relevant comparisons to the likes of Klaxons and The 1975.

April Tour Dates

15th – Bristol, Thekla
16th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
17th – Birmingham, Castle & Falcon
19th – Glasgow, Stereo
22nd – London, Heaven
23rd – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
24th – Liverpool, Academy 2
25th – Manchester, O2 Academy 1

Tickets are available from https://larkins.lnk.to/BeforeTheFlood.

Summary

Mixing strident synths, ‘80s-tinged percussion and a typically exultant hook, 'Flood' is full of the striking contrasts that make Larkins such a fascinating prospect.
7.5

ICM Rating

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