Primed to unveil their latest EP, ‘Pearl Tabloid’, on 15th March, London trio Lunacre have returned with the dreamlike, alt-pop ‘Quiet Rev’. The new single follows last year’s release of ‘Love Being Lost’ and ‘Red Sky’, which secured international acclaim from the likes of COMPLEX and Brooklyn’s Alt Citizen, and serves as a perfect appetiser before diving into the band’s forthcoming EP. The latest cut gently soothes with Lunacre’s trademark blend of acoustic textures and synthesised flourishes, but as the track progresses it’s clear that there’s a much deeper message underpinning the playful melodies. Lunacre garnered strong support for their previous EP, ‘Schtum.’, and made their way onto Spotify’s Fresh Finds, picking up over 160,000 streams for the title track and a brand new US audience in the process. Having only played a handful of warmup shows since their last output, 2019 will see the three-piece launching the new material with an eagerly awaited headline show at London’s The Water Rats on 7th March.
‘Quiet Rev’ and the rest of the EP was written/produced over the past year by lead vocalist and songwriter Ben de Vries, whose recent credits include producing David Gray’s new album, ‘Gold In A Brass Age’, remixes for alt-J & Fyfe, and a collaboration with Australian band Tora. ‘Quiet Rev’ (or Quiet Revelations) explores the idea that ‘we employ a certain level of wilful ignorance. Life and the world can be so overwhelming that we block out so much, and that can leave you cruising along while things around you are falling apart. The song arrives at a sense of liberating nihilism though… so it’s ultimately an upbeat message. There is so much you can’t control in the world, so maybe it’s good to not be too precious about things.’ Seamlessly navigating a hypnotic soundscape of 808 drum machines and EBow textures, the track is a true testament to Lunacre’s songwriting talent and sees the band at their most direct and infectious.