The Utopiates have dropped a new single, ‘The Sun Also Rises’.
It’s the latest cut from their album of the same name, which is out in full today (Friday, 5th May) via V2 Records.
“It’s a beautiful thing that ‘The Sun Also Rises’ has become the track it is today,” the band explain. “It epitomises the unity in the band and points to a big future in so many ways. It’s the first tune we’ve written from the ground up as a full band operating as the well-oiled machine we are today.
“Joe and Luke (our rhythm section) were jamming this really beautiful groove around that bass riff and Josh quickly latched onto it and built these kaleidoscopic guitar hooks all over it and we were off. We loved it immediately. The idea for the title (and the album title as well) came from Dan’s lockdown obsession about the roaring 20s repeating itself in the 21st century. A pandemic subsiding and bringing about the dawn of a golden age of hedonism and art.
“It’s stolen from Hemingway’s first novel and we think it typifies what The Utopiates has always been about; hope. ‘When one moon fades our light tuns to shade but the sun also rises’.”
Check it out below, and catch the band live at the following:
05 The Crown, Bristol
06 Deaf Institute, Manchester
11 Dead Wax, Birmingham
12 Brudenell, Leeds
02 The 100 Club, London