“The Leeds trio drop a dazzling new dream-pop bop” Wonderland
“mesmerising guitars and dreamy vocals” DIY
”one of the North’s best emerging indie bands of the year” The Line of Best Fit
“introspective beauty” The 405
“Dreamy, indie evocations” – Dork
Specialising in stylish, college dorm low-key indie, Leeds risers Far Caspian continue to show remarkable progression in latest release A Dream Of You, the second effervescent slice of luscious dream pop taken from upcoming sophomore EP The Heights out this summer.
Emerging last year with their collection of catchy lo-fi gems on hazy debut EP Between Days, and crafting their self-coined ‘melanjolly’ style to widespread critical praise, the trio’s newest output showcases their trademark sound with fresh commercial overtones and a very intentional 80s production sheen.
Discussing their forthcoming single, frontman Joel Johnston stated: “A Dream Of You was the first song I wrote for this EP. It was inspired by some of our favourite synth pop bands of the 80’s and gave us the idea to play with that sort of sound for the rest of the songs. It’s mainly about feeling abandoned whether that’s from a relationship or from friends or family and already knowing that feeling from previous experiences.
The inspiration for the lyrics came from a place where I was thinking about my experiences as a kid. I’m the youngest of five boys and I was always seeking validation and wanted to be a part of the fun. I quickly got used to the feeling of being alone as each brother eventually moved away from home. It made me realise my expectation of others now that I’m older. The more I have conversations with people the more I realise everyone carries something from their childhood with them and at our age it’s about figured out whether it’s a good or bad thing”.
Those 80s acts referenced, as well as the sonics of modern stalwarts like Real Estate and Ariel Pink, provide the influence for a sound that has already caught the ears of key tastemaker press(DIY, The Line Of Best Fit, Dork, The 405, Wonderland), as well as racking up streams across the bedroom-pop YouTube world, and Spotify.
The three-piece played to a packed tent at last years’ Leeds Festival, as well as a DORK Magshowcase gig with Indoor Pets and Whenyoung. A support slot with fellow indie darlings Her’sand a Live at Leeds ‘Ones To Watch Appearance’ solidified an exciting live plot, extended by an upcoming headline tour this spring and several festival slots (Live At Leeds, Hit The North).
A Dream Of You was produced by Joel Johnston and is out 26th March via Dance To The Radio.
Live Dates (message for press passes)
Tues 9th April – The Polar Bear, Hull
Wed 10th April – Jimmy’s, Manchester
Thurs 11th April – The Shacklewell Arms, London
Sat 13th April – Heartbreakers, Southampton
Sat 20th April – Stockton Calling
Sat 4th May – Live at Leeds Festival
Sun 5th May – Hit The North Festival
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