Today, our new music spotlight is on Saltwater Sun

Location: Reading

Line-up: Jen Stearnes (vocals), Joel Neale (guitar), Dan Kingham (guitar), Rob Carter (bass) and Ben Chandler (drums)

About: Reading’s guitar pop maestros Saltwater Sun share exhilarating new cut Hot Mess, providing another example of their limitless potential and firmly re-positioning the quintet at the heart of the indie landscape. Having returned with tenacious offering The Wire earlier this year, attracting widespread press coverage and hitting the BBC Radio 1/Radio X airwaves (Huw Stephens, John Kennedy) in the process, the Hand In Hive signees take things up a notch in their shimmering new anthem.

What Hidden Herd say: As a response to their explosive last release ‘The Wire‘, Saltwater Sun follow up with an eruptive, hook-laden ode to ‘letting go’. Their trademark vibrancy and melodic execution is ever-present, leaving few unturned by their infectious allure. ‘Hot Mess‘ continues their sharp rise by having both an original and accessible sound that’ll have followers joining their ascending journey in droves.

For fans of: Anteros, Geowulf, Valeras

Next shows:‪

13 Sept – Heartbreakers, Southampton
14 Sept – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
20 Sept – Purple Turtle, Reading
22 Sept – EBGBs, Liverpool
27 Sept – Sebright Arms, London


Latest track:Hot Mess