- Josh Crowe
Arliston return with their latest instalment of dreamy digital pop
Arliston first burst onto the scene in 2018 with the critically acclaimed EP ‘Hawser’. Recorded in Dock Street Studios in East London with Chris Blakey (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Lloyd Williams, Death in Vegas), the release was originally a studio-only project, but slowly began to move to a fully-fledged band, winning over an army of loyal fans with their mesmeric blend of spacey production and dreamlike rich harmonies. The band quickly garnered the support of BBC Radio One and Amazing Radio as well as a host of playlisting activities across streaming services.
Pausing during the pandemic following a string of live shows, Arliston returned triumphantly in 2021 with single ‘Mountaineer’, the first release from ‘The Ground Might Disappear’ EP which was released a few months later. The single has amassed nearly 800,000 plays on Spotify, picking up support from the likes of Clash, Wonderland, Earmilk and Notion, truly embedding the band on the indie music scene.
Their track 'Mothering' is our tune of the day, a melting pot of delicate textures, piano and guitar interlocking to create a current that ebbs and flows to the very last note. ‘Mothering’, mixed and mastered by Brett Shaw at 123 studios, brings with it a sense of maturity, both in the lyric and the production. With each listen the song grows and reveals more of itself.
Speaking about the track the band shared:
“I’m So happy with how this one came together, we always try to keep a lid on the productions, it’s too easy nowadays to use all the toys on every song! But with Mothering I think we’ve managed to get a real sense of groove and momentum into such a small arrangement”
– George Hasbury (Arliston)