Yesterday, Cambridge quintet Staycations have shared their new single ‘The Enemy’ with Wonderland. The single comes ahead of the release of their AA single, which consists of ‘The Enemy’ and soon to be released single ‘Hey Guys’.
Speaking about Staycations, Wonderland said: “Their sun-drenched, infectious indie music is blessed out enough to make it seem like it’s summer all year round – how delicious.”
Having recently played alongside the likes of Lonely The Brave, High Tyde and playing sets at festivals such as Secret Garden Party and Rhythms of the World, Staycations new material is a statement of intent. Full of racing guitars and strong drumbeats reminiscent of LA-style surf pop, there are also influences of Peace, JAWS and Superfood to be heard here. Staycations music is familiar but it remains individual throughout thanks to the beguiling idiosyncatic vocals from frontman Lewis Hall and the satisfyingly off-kilter guitar riffs and inctricate rhythms from the rest of the band.
Speaking about ‘The Enemy’ the band said: “The Enemy is an anti-love song. It’s about the feeling of an unrequited sense of admiration towards someone you really care about and who you’d do anything for but you know they wouldn’t in return. It’s kind of depressing the more we think about it.”