Future indie icons Safari Gold release their new single titled ‘Easy Company’ with a pop sing-along attitude and a modern polished, yet easy going chord progression that brings a feel-good feeling to any listener. Bravo!
From the band:
I remember sitting in a hotel room (working) in India shortly after we put our first single ‘Howl’ up, and feeling grateful that people seemed to get what we were doing; especially the contrast between the light and the dark of Mog and Danny’s vocals and the mixture of organic and electronic instrumentation, which I’d tried hard to give equal bearing in the mix. More importantly, I was proud of what we’d made, and was excited to see where it could take us.
Then a couple of us got shipped around the world with work again, passed exams, bought houses, dogs, vans…. for a while recording felt like thumbing putty into the gaps in our schedules, trying to stop the band from leaking away. But all the little seconds and minutes built up, as did the songs, and the idea of a ‘release’got swallowed up by tweaks and changes, mixing, re-mixing…. I realized we had to let go of it at some point or I might get swallowed as well.
So, at last, what feels like a decade later, I present to you the fruits of our labor as Safari Gold; a self-produced, self-indulgent, subjectively beautiful 15-track mess that our parents and labels couldn’t get their heads round, to be released across all digital platforms on January 19th, 2018. That Friday night we’ll also be holding our album release show at our beloved Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff.
I owe special thanks to Todd Campbell @ Stompbox Studios for helping me to produce it all, and reining me in when I was halfway to the moon with a drum-mic.
We’d also like to thank our friend Mal who designed and painted our album cover, which encapsulates so much of what this album is about. And of course a huge thanks to any of our friends who got dragged into the whirlpool, however briefly.
Its taken a long time to finish a) because we needed to learn how to make it and b) because of life. It’s fun, it’s sad; it might not be what you expected. I don’t really know how to describe it properly, but what I do know is we’re incredibly lucky to be here at all, and we wouldn’t be without you. So thank you too.
Lew, Sion, Mog & Danny.
About Safari Gold:
‘Cardiff based quartet ‘Safari Gold’ has hit out with their brand of diverse pop and have begun to turn heads with their tracks ‘Howl’ and ‘Tide’ (Premiered on Indie Shuffle and The Line Of Best Fit). Friends since childhood, the 4 piece features brothers Morgan and Lewys as well as Danny and Sion. Working from their home studio, since releasing ‘Howl’ and ‘Tide’online, the band spent 2017 finishing up the album. Other album tracks ‘Honey’ and ‘Breakout ft. SNNY’ went online towards the end of 2017 as a taste of what’s to come.
“Safari Gold bring us their mega-trill understated indie-pop. This is good. Real good.”
– Killing Moon
“They are bound to make you appear ahead of the game when they conquer the mainstream, a feat that seems achievable if ‘Howl’ is anything to go by.”
– Candid Magazine
“Simply stunning and refreshingly different”
– Soundscape Magazine
Safari Gold are:
Danny Owen – Vocals/Guitar/Keys
Morgan Isaac – Vocals/Guitar/Keys
Lewys Isaac – Drums
Sion Fenwick – Guitar/Bass