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WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM EVERYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT – LITTLE HINTS

York’s Everything After Midnight take a new direction with their latest single – the beautifully bittersweet ‘Little Hints’ – released just yesterday.

The female-fronted alt-rock five piece – who’ve earned support slots in the past with acts such as Circa Waves, LIFE and The Lounge Society among others – bring us their first release of the year… and it’s a good ‘un.

Lyrically exploring the mixed emotions of what the The Vaccines once labelled “post break up sex” – this track is full of the twists, turns and temptations of navigating one last night of intimacy with someone before parting ways. 
“Dial and comply / Recite the cliché / If this is goodbye / Then that is okay”

Recorded at Crooked Room Studios on the outskirts of York, the track was mixed and produced by Isaac McInnes (The Howl and the Hum, Avalanche Party) who worked with the band on previous song ‘How Can You Be?’.
And at just a mere 2 minutes 51 seconds – ‘Little Hints’ still packs plenty into its runtime. From the opening synth-backed beat, rich biting guitar strums enter the mix before honeyed vocals kick in. Utilising loud-quiet dynamics throughout, vocal delivery ranges from tentative and soft to fierce and forthright as emotions dart from love, sadness, relief and acceptance. 

Bringing to mind the likes of fellow artists Phoebe Bridgers, Wolf Alice and even The Bangles in places – this track takes peppy drums and shimmering jangle pop guitars and blends that with an almost grungey alt-rock edge. 
With the repeated echoing refrain of “Dial and comply / This is goodbye” – ‘Little Hints’ is a sonically haunting yet relatable take on life, love and the clichés of breakups.

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