In a rare burst of good news, those wonderful folks at record label Mai 68 Records have announced another signing to their record label. Those of you familiar with Mai 68 will be aware of its incredible run of top drawer singles albums and flexi discs and its incredible roster of bands, including the mighty Sunstack Jones, Shipbuilders and COW. Those of you who aren’t familiar with this should seek to do so at your earliest opportunity.
The latest act to grace Mai 68 is North Wales’ shoegazers Holy Gloam. Formed by songwriter Julian Neale, late of Welsh alternative band Gintis, their first release on Mai 68 Records sees the label delve into another retro format, the cassette. Holy Gloam’s dream pop tinged two track cassette The Sun Has Set On My Heart will be available from tomorrow, April 15.
In yet more good news, Sun 13 can bring you the exclusive premiere of the track’s video below.
The Sun Has Set On My Heart is a multi-layered grower of a song with hints of Ride after a night of excess. There is much going on in this song and, thankfully, it all comes together to create a glorious noise.
There are few record labels we would say this about, but a release on Mai 68 Records is as close to a guarantee of quality as you can get and The Sun Has Set On My Heart does not break this tradition.
April 15 will also see Holy Gloam joining Ride legend Andy Bell for The Shipbuilders’ latest Shipwrecked all-dayer at Future Yard in Birkenhead, before heading off to support fellow alternative poppers Penelope Isles in Manchester’s Low Four Studio on April 20 and the Focus Wales Festival in May.
The Sun Has Set On My Heart cam be bought here.