Two years on from 2012’s widely admired Freak Waves, Belfast-based trio Sea Pinks are back at it with Dreaming Tracks. This particular record marks the fourth release under Sea Pinks and the first of the four to be recorded in the studio with a full band. Given that this record is down to the final box (only 4/250 remain), I’ll cut any further explanation short and let you guys meander your way over to checking this one out!

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“From the opening cello drone of Dream Happening to epiphanic closer Invisible Lines this a record about disorientation, ambivalence, and the overlapping of past, present and future that can happen in dream states as well as in waking life. It’s also the band’s most ambitious and accomplished record yet, a synesthetic whirl of sound and colour shot through with a rich seam of melancholy, underscored by the addition of cello on six of it’s ten songs.”

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1. Dream Happening 04:12
2. Art Imitating Life 02:37
3. Meat & Drink 02:41
4. Waiting For You (To Go) 03:20
5. Not Belonging 02:10
6. Magpies Eyes 02:42
7. Wasted On You 03:09
8. Dreaming Tracks 03:55
9. Pacific Standard Time 02:56
10. Invisible Lines 04:35

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Two years on from the widely admired Freak Waves (Lake Superior, A Pattern Recognition), Sea Pinks return with their fourth album, and first to be recorded in a studio with full band, Dreaming Tracks. From the opening cello drone of Dream Happening to epiphanic closer Invisible Lines this a record about disorientation, ambivalence, and the overlapping of past, present and future that can happen in dream states as well as in waking life. It’s also the band’s most ambitious and accomplished record yet, a synesthetic whirl of sound and colour shot through with a rich seam of melancholy, underscored by the addition of cello on six of it’s ten songs.

The easy eclecticism hinted at on previous records comes into full flower here, with each new track distinct from the last yet flowing seamlessly into the next. Throughout the sound is warm and bright with chiming guitars, buoyant drums and languid, fluid bass interwoven with wintry cello, taking in bedsit baroque (Art Imitating Life, Waiting For You…), psych pop (Dream Happening, Meat & Drink), dreamy country (Not Belonging), nature noir (Magpies Eyes), various hybrids of all of the above, and more. Recorded at Start Together studio in Belfast, it’s the first Sea Pinks LP to feature the full band line up of Davey Agnew (drums) and Steven Henry (bass) along with founder singer/guitarist Neil Brogan and cellist Jonny Agnew.

Dreaming Tracks is released on 29th September 2014 via CF Records digitally and on limited edition shell pink vinyl with cover artwork by Lucy Jones.
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released 29 September 2014

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