During the first quarter of 2019, Cathedral Bells released an enjoyable debut EP, celebrating various retro dreampop and shoegaze moods. Although taking influence from the 80s, its best songs showed how their chosen genre could still sound relevant and vibrant in the present.
The band has a new full length album due for release on Good Eye Records early next year, but in the meantime, you can listen to a new single ‘Heavy Rain’.
‘Heavy Rain’ retains all of the musical hallmarks of their earlier work – there are swirling synths and shimmering guitar lines aplenty – but, if anything, builds upon their signature sound by making it a little more commercial. Between the pulsing basslines and a world of Cocteau Twins inspired ethereal sounds, Cathedral Bells sound more than ready to go into the next decade with one of their best tracks to date.
Take a listen below. You won’t be disappointed.