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Vinyl Staircase

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New Single 'Sidewalk!' Out Now!
Inspired by the fuzzy, garage rock vignettes of Ty Segall and the arch new wave of NYC legends Talking Heads, Dorking quartet Vinyl Staircase’s new single ‘Sidewalk!’ is a twisting, attitude-filled statement of intent.
Channelled through a filter of resplendent Brit Grit, it’s a live favourite that has been tamed and committed to record. There’s a taut feeling to the track, a disconcerting rigidity reflected in both the way the wiry guitars interact with locked-in bass and drum groove, and the panicked element to the vocals.
Thematically this bears out, as the band elaborate: Taking time out of touring to get to work on their latest batch of recordings has given the band a moment to reflect. Self-producing in their own homes in the small town of Dorking, they feel like outsiders with regards to any ‘scenes’. Using this relative solitude to their advantage, they have managed to avoid the tendency to take misdirected over-inspiration from their peers. Instead, the ability to grasp salient cues from other artists and taking them back into their own focused remit allows for the perfect mix between community driven evolution and individualist expression.
Excitement around their debut self-titled EP signalled an auspicious start to their career, hot takes of acclaim have since come from NME, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Clash and PASTE magazine, with radio spins from indie doyens Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music) and John Kennedy (Radio X).

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