After their debut single ‘Make Amends’ garnered approval from Clash Magazine, Louder Than War, and Echoes and Dust, Other States have now touched down in the land of AM radio with their new single ‘Come Back To Me’. A bleak cry of desperation from the silken voiced Mark S. Aaron, set to a jovial ‘60s doo-wop backing; ‘Come Back To Me’ is a tale of misplaced arrogance and eventual, bleary-eyed madness.
Drawing influence from writer-keyboardist Mike Lord’s own childhood experience of parental relationships, categorized by non-communication, secrets and lies, and subsequent breakdown, ‘Come Back To Me’ reflects a story that could happen anywhere.
And yet Other States have thoroughly stated the time and place- the music draws influence from the Spaghetti western soundtracks of Ennio Morricone and the cowboy psych influences of Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra, set to a driving Tame Impala-esque rhythm section and kraut-infused beat. The band are continuing to create a stir in their home-town of Brighton, with regular headline slots for their cinematic and immersive light-synced live shows.
19.09 Brighton Electric, Brighton
13.10 The Brighthelm, Brighton
21.10 The Victoria, Dalston