“A breath of fresh air…" - Artrocker Magazine
Southampton sextet Haunted Stereo release their second single this year - Can’t You See My Side – with b-side "You Never Knew to Write" – via the co-operative indie label Sotones. The single is a follow-up to their critically acclaimed double a-side On A Pin / Lock The Doors and continues the band’s experimental forays into gorgeously textured off-kilter pop and lilting harmonies.
Recorded at a Victorian Quaker Hall, the tracks effortlessly emanate an up-beat atmosphere – layers of electric guitar mingle with natural reverb, strings and an old piano – and shine with energetic harmonies.
The band’s ethos has always been about taking their passion for melodic, eclectic music straight to the stage. It seems to be working too; since forming in 2007 they’ve supported Badly Drawn Boy and Field Music at Eastleigh Music Festival plus Peggy Sue, Johnny Flynn, The Irrepressibles and even Micachu and The Shapes, proving just how broad and exciting their sound is.
Having already released three EPs, the title tracks of which have been played on XFM, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 1 (amongst others), this offering is lively and confident – elevating the band onto an exhilarating and innovative level. Haunted Stereo are insistent in keeping things fresh when it comes to their sound and this single is the mark of thrilling musical adventures and good things to come.