Sydney group today releases stirring new single ‘CITY SKIES’
Making their return for 2021, Sydney indie four-piece Grids & Dots announce their new EP, What Happens To Friendships. A collection of music that has been with the band from the beginning of their journey together, the EP charts the development of a strong sonic identity; one that continues to flourish today.
From it, the band releases the latest cut from the record in the dreamy ‘City Skies’. As the second song Grids & Dots have released thus far in 2021, ‘City Skies’ paints a confident and rich picture of songwriting and delivery.
Recorded at Surry Hills’ Hercules St Studios with ARIA Award winning producer/engineer Wayne Connolly (Paul Dempsey, You Am I), ‘City Skies’ is the type of song that is so easy for the listener to immerse themselves in. Like with previous Grids & Dots material, this track is drenched in rich guitar tones and rhythms.
Vocalists Daniel Handaru and Carmen Minikus complement each other beautifully, as they trade harmonies over strong arrangement.
“The song ‘City Skies’ went through a couple different iterations before we settled on the fact that even though the lyrics are quite romantic and a tiny bit melancholic, the song itself should be a banger. That juxtaposition of heartsick lyrics with a jubilant, uptempo accompaniment.”
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PRAISE FOR GRIDS & DOTS
“As powerful as it is mesmerising, both the song and video from Grids & Dots are a masterclass in arresting content, and truly set them apart as one of the most exciting bands to watch on the Aussie music scene.”
“Sydney trio Grids & Dots make the kind of melodic shoegaze that has a lush, dreamy warmth to it while remaining dynamic and exciting, never getting lost down a rabbit hole of reverb.”
“For fans of dream-pop acts like Beach House and Real Estate, Grids & Dots is certain to scratch a similar itch. There’s just something comforting and warm about their sound, like watching a summer sunset.”
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