Saltwater Sun – Making Eyes

“try not to feed it, can’t see how to read it, when you look at me that way”

Saltwater Sun are England’s answer to San Cisco. Channeling the same sun-soaked surf-pop/rock, the five-piece hail from the noticeably less sunny city of London in comparison to their Australian counterparts’ coastal home. Nevertheless, the quintet, led by keyboardist and original backup singer Jenn Stearnes who was quickly promoted to lead vocals for obvious reasons, have crafted a wholesome yet sleek three minutes with “Making Eyes” that shows off their knack for riff heavy, carefree bangers. Somehow this latest offering feels both heavy and light. It’s upbeat with Stearnes’ breezy tone but her vocals are also lined with plenty of bite as she succinctly told Consequence of Sound that the track “puts two fingers up at anybody who’s ever put someone else down.” With a solid backline of bouncy bass and an unrelenting, energetic interplay between guitar and drums, it’s no wonder fans and critics alike are effusive in their supprt.

“Making Eyes” is the second song from the band’s debut EP, Wild, set for release via Hand In Hive on November 2nd, following debut single “Habit On My Mind” which surfaced in April. Produced by James Bragg, who helped fellow Londoners Gengahr with their incredible album A Dream Outside earlier in the year, a record regularly span in the EUPHORIA. office, all the signs points to this EP being the start of something great.