Manchester indie risers Idle Hours share infectious offering ‘Souvenirs’, the lead track from the group’s anthem-stacked debut EP arriving this summer.
With quizzical and assuring social commentary, Idle Hours culminates the sense of cruising rhythm with oncoming jagged guitar and melody. Pulled together from four distant English towns, the band’s garage rock sensibilities have already bagged them slots alongside the likes of The Lounge Society, Keg, The Rills and Silverbacks, in addition to their own sold-out hometown headline shows.
Detailing their brand new effort, frontman Jack Waldron explained: “The foundations of ‘Souvenirs’ were written after listening to ‘Angie’ by Shame on repeat during a dog walk in the 2020 sun. I loved the driving repetition of that song and it inspired me to try and write something similar.
Lyrically the song is inspired by the idea of an extraterrestrial landing in Disneyland, and this being their first and only impressions of Earth. ‘Stranger in a Strange Land’ by Robert Heinlein was a major influence on the song and is referenced in the second verse. Banksy’s Dismaland project was also a source of inspiration”.
Produced by Seanda Mcphail (The Orielles, Doves, Blanketman), Idle Hours’ ‘Souvenirs’ is out now available via your preferred streaming platform.