Flying Nun signed band Ghost Wave recently released their new single Blues Signal '79, taken from a forthcoming album out early in 2016. The album was recorded in Auckland and mastered by Sonic Boom.
The single is receiving some welcome attention, this week making it to the most played song on Wellington's Radio Active and featuring as single of the day last week on Australian blog site The Au Review.
The band explain the background to the song below:
BLUES SIGNAL '79 kinda eventuated out of this other song that we used to play called Jazz Style. The original of the version of the song was way different to what you hear, and I'm really glad that after playing Jazz Style for 3 years, we scrapped it. I'm a big one for throwing songs away, even when I really like them... 3 years later, recorded, the song just wasn't meant to be. I just heard the original recording on the drum stem and was like "nope, this isn't happening", so deleted it. Within 5 minutes the new organ hook had arrived, we dropped the bass on it, and felt like we had a way more captivating piece of music.
We decided to put this song out first cause it's kinda different to stuff we've released before. Ghost Wave isn't a singles band, but we're super proud to release Blues Signal 79 off our upcoming LP Radio Norfolk (Flying Nun). It's a slice of GW's future (album on the way), looking at the past (don't forget), wondering why nothing makes sense (or does it?).