While the release date for their new EP ‘Cult Of You’ may be a few months away, Manchester-based rock band The Summer War are starting the party early with the release of their first new track in 18 months, ‘Walk With Kings’.
As guitarist and vocalist David Ciaramella explains: “The song sits well within the sound of the EP as a whole, and the crescendo it reaches really sets the tone for the rest of the record. It’s about my past struggles with anxiety, and so is perhaps the most personal song on the record for me, but once I started to write, the lyrics flowed very easily. It serves as a constant reminder that with perseverance, you can overcome whatever bleak situation you might be in at the time”.
Listen to ‘Walk With Kings’ Here:
With a sound that can most accurately be described as Indie Rock, The Summer War explain that Cult Of You is a natural progression from past efforts, with an intense effort to avoid leaning on old writing crutches and cliché lyricism. Bassist and vocalist Tom Farr explains “This EP is the sound of us getting all our ideas down in one place, and exploring every option we had at the time, which is something that was lacking on our last EP. There are more obvious influences on there, such as Brand New and self-titled era Blink, then less immediate influences, such as Daughter, Have Mercy, Foxing and The Antlers, which we hope creates a layered listening experience”.
Drummer Jack Nolan agrees with this “…our sound isn’t related to one specific genre, so we can overlap into different styles and I believe this really shines though when you listen to the EP”.
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