Andy Oliveri & the Mountaineers channel the ghosts of Britpop and shoegaze past in latest single ‘Sky Candy Apple’, a delicious, nostalgic journey through the Good Times™ before we all got ourselves into this mess.
Signed to West Country label Istartedthefire, Andy Oliveri has moved on from his time as a veteran of South England’s nu-folk scene, instead looking back to the late ’80s and early ’90s for inspiration. ‘Sky Candy Apple’ is further proof that this transition has been successful, following up his band’s critically-acclaimed first cut from their debut album ‘Where The Wild Flowers Grow Fondly’.
The band’s first LP, Call Them Brothers, has been officially released today (March 3) with ‘Sky Candy Apple’ releasing as a single on March 10. The single sees the Cheltenham based band explore the feeling of reflecting on your home town after you’ve moved away, and still being tied to the memories — both good and bad — regardless of the distance between you and the place you called home.
Discussing the track, Oliveri said: “I’m really proud of my hometown, especially the pockets of liberal thinking and I think that ideology shines through in the brashness of the song”. You can listen to the track, exclusively premiered on Crave, below:
The band will also be playing a few select dates in the UK through next month, in order to support the album’s release:
- 14 CHELTENHAM Frog & Fiddle
- 17 BRISTOL Crofters Rights
- 18 NOTTINGHAM The Angel
- 20 EDINBURGH Sneaky Pete’s