Orphan Boy – Beats Like Distant Tides review

Earlier this month, Orphan Boy announced the first single off their forthcoming third album, which you can check out the video for below. Beats Like Distant Tides is a perfect example of why the band have previously played with the likes of The Sunshine Underground and appeared at Glastonbury, the melancholic tinged sound matching up with the hypnotic, rapid guitar undertones and crashing percussion almost mimicking explosions.

“The character is searching for something but ends up in a race against time to find it. The longer he tries the more unlikely and desperate his search becomes,” songwriter and vocalist Bob Orphan reveals of the video’s concept. “His search is a metaphor for a life spent searching for something that simply might not be there. We chose the scruffier end of the beach for the final scene because it is typically quite lonely there.”

Shot in and around their hometown of Cleethorpes, the video is as densely atmospheric as the music which accompanies it. To support the release of their new album, out on March 23rd via Concrete Recordings, the band have announced a string of live dates (below).

March
28th Derby, The Victoria Inn
April
8th London, Rhythm Factory
17th Hull, The New Adelphi Club
18th Doncaster, The Leopard
25th Lancaster, The Yorkshire House
May
30th Scunthorpe, Café INDIEpendent
June
18th Hitchin, Club 85

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