The New York trio, UV-TV, are set to return with a new album in May and have announced the release of their new single, Distant Lullaby, which is out this Friday.
The song crashes in, full of lush powerpop jangle and crunch. It’s a wonderful introduction to their forthcoming album, full of sweetness and dark, balanced perfectly across the track. It recalls early REM, The Primitives and Blondie, with a good dash of early-My Bloody Valentine, wrapped up and delivered with aplomb – a perfect two-minute pop song.
Talking about the song, singer Rose Vastola says: “Distant Lullaby is an honest proclamation of the inability to let things go unresolved. The melody popped into my head while demoing the tune late one night with Ian Bernacett on acoustic guitar. Partnered with distortion, fuzzy bass and floating cowbells we wanted Distant Lullaby to be an instantly catchy song.” It’s something that they’ve no doubt achieved.
The song is taken from their forthcoming third album, Always Something, which will be released on Papercup Music at the end of May. It’s a couple of months away, but for now, hit repeat and repeat and let their sun-drenched melodies of Distant Lullaby wash over you.
Distant Lullaby can be pre-saved here.
UV-TV are on Bandcamp.
Words by Nathan Whittle. Find his Louder Than War archive here.