80s revival funk molded together with indie rock elements, Foals-style vocals, and a bit of groovy sway. That is basically the best way I can think to describe Coastal Cities’ new track “Relief.”
Formed last year in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, over a mutual love of dance tunes and 80s new wave, Coastal Cities started practicing together in a family garden shed.
“Relief” is the band’s second single, and arrives backed by another new song “The Voyage.” Both tracks were recorded earlier this year in London with producer Hugh Worskett. “Relief” also serves as a follow-up to their recent debut Think Tank EP (December 2011), and it picked up airplay from Huw Stephens, Jen Long and Rob Da Bank at Radio 1, Steve Lamacq and Chris Hawkins at 6 Music, XFM’s John Kennedy, Charlie Ashcroft and Paul Lester at Amazing Radio, among others.