Children Of The State release smooth new summertime single 'Big Sur'

Doncaster & Bolsover indie rock outfit Children Of The State have released their brand new single. To coincide with the release, the band have also unveiled the track’s video. The track entitled 'Big Sur' was produced by The Coral’s Ian Skelly and engineered at Liverpool’s iconic Parr Street Studios.
Posted: 14 April 2020 Words: Chris Hartmann

‘Big Sur’ sees the Children of the State explore lyrical themes of escape and loneliness through a vintage rock groove. Loaded with a soaring and distorted organ intro leading into a doo-wop inspired vocal melody and piercing fuzz guitar solo. The track displays influence from the likes of Roy Orbison, Bruce Springsteen, The Seeds, The Beach Boys and White Album era Beatles while remaining true to Children of the State’s distinctive sound.

“Big Sur was born out of a lot of grey days on an industrial estate in Doncaster wanting to be at the beach. We were listening to a lot of Dick Dale and Beach Boys at the time and wanted to capture that 60s surf sound but bring it into 2020., but struggled to capture the vibe in Sheffield. We figured we’d get closer to the coast, so got in touch with Ian Skelly from The Coral, and spent a few days there creating it."

Consisting of John McCullagh, Nathan Keeble, Corey Clifton, Conor O’Reilly and Harry Eland, the band present themselves as a blend of smooth and anthemic vintage rock which is equidistant between the glam rock of the 70s and sunny nostalgia of the 60s, with a hint of electronica added in for good measure.

Fresh from supporting likes of The Mysterines, Temples and Elephant Stone, the band had scheduled festival slots including Manchester’s YANA Festival, Liverpool’s Circafest and Sheffield’s Tramlines as well as additional live shows currently set for the second half of 2020. Their shows are as follows:

11/07/20 – Askern Music Festival, Doncaster

31/07/20 – Tramlines Festival Main Stage, Sheffield

12/09/20 – Circafest, Liverpool w/ Circa Waves + Red Rum Club

27/09/20 – YANA Festival, Manchester

26/09/20 – Delicious Clam, Sheffield w/ Julia Bardo

Listen to the latest release from Children of the State here

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