Stubb – We Are Launching / Boring Days 12″ feat. Jane Weaver and Mike Lindsay from Tunng
Ben Davis takes off his Flash Atkins cape and mask to launch a new project exploring things left of centre and balearic.
We Are Launching is a journey in to psychedelic balearica with one of the most exciting artists of recent years, Jane Weaver. Her Mercury Music Prize long-listed album Modern Kosmology was described by The Guardian as “a lean and thrillingly addictive slice of unearthly pop”. The Stubb collaboration is sublime head trip to the deep reaches of space and electronica with hallucinatory guitars, burbling synths and arpeggiators that are beautifully set off by Jane’s ethereal vocals.
Mike Lindsay is founder and producer of folktronica pioneers Tunng and his distinctive tones sing the praises of doing nothing on Boring Days, which is psychedelic leftfield pop at it’s finest. The track is locked down by a nagging fifth bass with vocal pops, hand claps, muted afro guitar, washed synths and arps that build before the choruses hit in a wave of analogue keyboards and fuzz guitar. After that, a gloriously stretched outro takes you straight to the Mediterranean.
Pressed on 180g black vinyl and inserted into limited screen printed kraft card sleeves made at The Egg Factory in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. Illustration by artist Rachel Johns.