The bands sophomore EP is set to arrive next month!
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East Coast band Greatest Hits have delivered another banger, with the release of their new single, Nuclear Love. The track arrives alongside the announcement of the bands sophomore EP, Greatest Hits Volume 2, set to arrive next month.
Produced by Shags Chamberlain (Mac Demarco, Weyes Blood, Drugdealer), Nuclear Love sees bassist Henry Chatham step up to the mic, giving a simmering vocal performance above dreamy production. The track is built upon 70’s influenced grooves and driving percussion, conceptually breaking free from preconceived ideas of what life should be and paving your own way.
"It always seemed far easier to express optimism and confidence in other people’s abilities than to see the potential in ourselves. The song started after a night with a friend talking through dreams and doubts and was a way to say ‘all of the things you want to do that you think might be crazy, they are all totally possible!’ It turned into something I realised I needed to hear as much as anyone else so “Nuclear Love” became a friend to remind us we can be what we want, live our dreams and write our own rules.", says Chatham.
The musical project of Australian Musician Ryan Cooper, the band was formed as a worldwide collective of friends, with members hailing from Northern England, the South of France, Los Angeles and Nashville. Beginning in Leeds, Cooper collaborated with musician Josh Macyntire (Marmozets/Dream Ceremony), who was staying with the Aussie artist. Enlisting more English musicians, the band put together their debut gig which was quickly followed up with gigs supporting the likes of Halfnoise, The Mauskovic Dance Band, Holy Wave, The Districts. This led to performance slots at festivals such as Live at Leeds, This Must Be the Place, Leeds Emerging.
Their debut EP, Volume One, set the groundwork for the experimental nature of their music, mixing nostalgic sounds with contemporary melodies. The refreshing lyrical sarcastic approach to heavy subject matter creates relatable conversations over an inviting soundscape that offers listeners a space of contemplation. The relatable nature of the tracks are effortlessly introspective without the band attempting to create an ostentatious body of work. Read our full review of Volume One, here!
To celebrate the release of Volume Two, Greatest Hits will take to the stage in Brisbane, Coolangatta and Maroochydore for three shows throughout December, before joining Stumps on their I've Had Enough Tour this January.
Greatest Hits Volume 2 is out December 3. Nuclear Love is out now!