THIS WEEK: RACING GLACIERS
Racing Glaciers are Danny, Tim, Simon and Matt – a 4 piece band based in Macclesfield who make gorgeous brooding landscape-filling indie-folk. Their lovely song South is a real box ticker for me and meets the criteria set by my ears and heart. It builds, glows, builds and shines. If their upcoming releases are as strong as this and Talking About Space they’ll continue to attract attention.
The boys look like they’ve dressed up for the season but which member is missing?
Their 6-track EP has just been released digitally and they’ve just enjoyed their first bit of press coverage. Let me put it on record that we at Fresh on the Net feel they have a Special Something. We share the public’s growing interest in what their new material will bring. Themes of rivers and the night time?? Who knows.
We have readied some nice comfy seats in the garden (in the night time, near the river – just in case). Also a thermos flask, thermal underwear – and some knitted woollen jumpers, socks and gloves. We’re going to sit back and enjoy the entertainment that Racing Glaciers provide.
OK, we have a few rockets and catherine wheels for extra colour and excitement while the boys are setting up. Maybe – just maybe – we’ll even add a wee dram to the thermos flask to keep out the cold. But remember kids: drink is strictly for fools and poets. Following which we will simply recline and happily enjoy Racing Glaciers. Later on we plan to vote on the quality (or otherwise) of our neighbours’ firework displays to our Macclesfield soundtrack.
New material from these guys could well pop out of the toaster in time for either Christmas or Easter. In either case we’ll drink to their success from our comfy sofas and you can catch them live at The Black Lion in Salford on November 29th.
What are you up to at the moment?
Working on new songs, really excited about them! Hoping to release some more stuff over Christmas and throughout next year
Favourite childhood memory?
Danny: Too many family ones to choose from so I’ll say the 1999 Champions League final…
Tim: Getting a Nintendo ’64 for Christmas and playing Goldeneye with my sister for weeks on end
Simon: Witnessing the beauty of the Mer-Du-Glace
Matt: I think my favourite childhood memory would be unwrapping my first guitar on my 13th birthday. My dad taught me the chords for Brain Damage by Floyd and I played til my fingers bled. I felt like a rock god that day.
Saruman – as portrayed by Christopher Lee – the Prince of Darkness
What/who makes you laugh?
Suede, Winston and Deefer. Our adoring canine fans.
Describe what you do?
We’re all students at the moment but we’re constantly engaging with our music, whether we’re writing, jamming or recording. There’s gigging on the horizon now, and we’re all stoked for that.
Whose hair would you like to have for just one day?
Ryan Reynolds. The model man.
Best musical experience to date?
Hard to say; we had a lot of fun recording the EP this summer and we’ve played a lot of great gigs. But hanging out at our forest hostel in Barcelona, listening to Bon Iver and taking in the sunset, was a dream. Turned out to be the calm before the storm of San Juan festival…
What artist inspires you?
What does Fresh On The Net mean to you?
It’s a great channel for people to hear our music and to connect with other artists and radio DJs.