London-based band Arliston first burst onto the scene in 2018 with critically acclaimed EP Hawser, winning over an army of loyal fans with their mesmeric blend of spacey production and dreamlike rich harmonies. The band quickly garnered the support of BBC Radio One and Amazing Radio as well as a host of playlisting activities across streaming services. Pausing during the pandemic following a string of live shows, Arliston returned triumphantly in 2021 with single “Mountaineer”, the first release from The Ground Might Disappear EP, which was released a few months later. The single garnered critical acclaim and truly embedded the band on the indie music scene.
After a brief hiatus, Arliston are back with brand-new single “Mothering”, a melting pot of delicate textures, with piano and guitar interlocking to create a current that ebbs and flows to the very last note. “Mothering”, mixed and mastered by Brett Shaw at 123 studios, brings with it a sense of maturity, both in the lyrics and the production. With each listen, the song grows and reveals more of itself.
“I’m so happy with how this one came together”, says George Hasbury of Arliston. “We always try to keep a lid on the productions; it’s too easy nowadays to use all the toys on every song! But with ‘Mothering’ I think we’ve managed to get a real sense of groove and momentum into such a small arrangement.”
“Mothering” is the first release from the band’s forthcoming EP, Even In the Shade, which will be released later this year. With Intricate production and pervasive musicianship, the EP is an exciting prospect for Arliston fans awaiting their next instalment of soul-warming digital pop.
“This one grabbed us the moment we started writing it and hasn’t really let go since”, says Jack Ratcliffe of Arliston. “There’s something about how it all fits together that is deeply satisfying – it was the first song we wrote after The Ground Might Disappear, and once we had the sound and feel of the first take down, we knew we had to build an EP around it.
Check out ‘Mothering’ via your preferred streaming service.