On first listening to ‘Splashdown’ by Heron, I’m reminded of Joe Satriani’s track, ‘Always With Me, Always With You’, from his breakthrough 1987 album, ‘Surfing With The Alien’. There’s also elements that suggest Mark Knopfler’s ‘Going Home’, from the film ‘Local Hero’. There’s maybe even a hint of Tommy Emmanuel there. None of this is to suggest Heron’s piece is derivative, but rather, it’s an indication of the incredible quality of the track.
‘Moonlight’ is the latest release from Earthquake Lights, a delicate, hypnotic, and very appealing track built on a chord progression that teases resolution but never achieves it. It’s accompanied by a music video shot by prolific Korean-American artist, Minu Park, whose work has been recognised by the great Werner Herzog.
Earthquake Lights, from New York City, put a different spin on modern rock, with their love of both heavy guitars and softer tones, and inspirations including the likes of Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Beck, and The Who. Their debut album, ‘Distress Signals’, is out early next year and was recorded first at Douglass Recording, Brooklyn, and then Abbey Road Studios, London.
Hailing from Rochester, New York State, but now based in Brooklyn, New York City, Earthquake Lights take their band name from the nebulous lights which appear in the sky after an earthquake occurs. Their debut album, ‘Distress Signals’, was recorded at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios, and is set for release early next year. ‘The Fix’ previously released as a single, comes with an intimate band’s eye view video.