Having shared the stage with the likes of Jake Bugg and The Cribs, Yorkshire based vintage rock quartet Ego States make their return with ‘That’s Just Life’ June 21st, fusing the new wave punk edge of bands like XTC and The Cure with the gritty brit-rock energy of The Kinks and Ocean Colour Scene.
Stream ‘That’s Just Life’ here: https://soundcloud.com/user-740183607/thats-just-life-4/s-MFwOX
After creating a buzz in their local music scene, Ego States have been booking shows across the country, building on their loyal fan base. Garnering over 180,000 streams on Spotify, selling out a 500-capacity headline show and securing a spot on the main stage supporting Jake Bugg and The Cribs at Bingley Music Live, the lads continue to prove that they are not slowing down.
Taking inspiration from the likes of XTC and The Cure and combining modern styles with a heavy dose of 60’s garage rock and 80’s new wave, the Yorkshire indie rock collective return with ‘That’s Just Life’ June 21st.
When asked about the track, Ego States said: “Lyrically the song grasps the end of a relationship when moving on becomes a reality, but you are still constantly reminded by the moments you spent together. Certain songs, places, phrases; take you back to a happier time and an individual can find themselves in a state of confusion with their emotions becoming distorted due to their love breakdown. When recording the track, we wanted to capture the essence of Mersey-beat, so we decided to record at the George Martin Studio, Liverpool. The track flows with retro influence throughout, with Brit-rock guitar tones reminiscent of XTC to the rich backing vocals of The Beach Boys; as well as using contemporary production techniques to create a crossover of musical generations.”
Ego States are set to release ‘That’s Just Life’ via Distrokid.