Larkins have shared the new single "Hit and Run," the song is also a highlight of their live shows and completes their new EP.
2020 is shaping up to be a big year for the stadium-bound atmosphere indie-pop quartet Larkins. With a huge and ambitious UK tour on the horizon as well as their debut North American run, Larkins are proving to be one of the great hopes for the year ahead.
Now Larkins take their next leap forward by sharing the new single ‘Hit and Run’. Already a fan favourite having independently released an early version of it, the song is also a highlight of their live shows. Now possessing a swaggering new confidence, ‘Hit and Run’ is a bigger, global-facing prospect. Its immediately insistent vocal hook captures your attention, their synths and guitars duel is punchier than ever, and the thunderous groove amplifies its undeniable energy.
This new version was produced by Mark Crew and Dan Priddy (Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man), with additional production from regular Larkins collaboration Chris Zane (Friendly Fires, Jack Antonoff). It was mixed by the multiple Grammy winner Andrew Dawson, best known for his influential contributions to Kanye West’s discography.
Larkins’ frontman Josh Noble commented, “I remember hearing someone say that you have to approach older songs as the band you are now, not as the band you were when you wrote them. So to release a reworked version of ‘Hit & Run’ feels so good.”
‘Hit and Run’ features on the band’s new EP of the same title. It stands alongside their three recent tracks: the explosive anthem ‘Flood’; the spectral, Bon Iver-influenced ‘Make You Better’; and the unpredictable ‘Pieces’, which soars skyward from intimate acoustic guitars into a giant wall-of-sound. Collectively the songs span the eclectic sonic range and emotional resonance that are vital elements of the Larkins sound.
Noble added, “This EP is something that we wanted to do forever. It’s our first proper collection of songs and I’ve never felt so proud to listen to our music. Hopefully this is a real introduction to what we might be capable of a band, from the songwriting to the creative concepts that have come with each song. The artwork and lyrics videos have been killer to work on, and I think aesthetically we’re the strongest we’ve ever been. We want people to know that we’re not coming to light up your playlist, but to be a band that can write and produce music that can stand the test of time, and to compete with the likes of Foals, Haim and The 1975.”
12th – Toronto, The Monarch
13th – New York, The New Colossus Festival
14th – New York, The New Colossus Festival
14th – Brooklyn, Elsewhere Zone One
18th – 21st – Austin, SXSW – events to be announced shortly
24th – Los Angeles, Moroccan Lounge
15th – Bristol, Thekla
16th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
17th – Birmingham, Castle & Falcon
19th – Glasgow, Stereo
23rd – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
24th – Liverpool, Academy 2
25th – Manchester, 02 Academy 1
5th – 7th – Cincinnati, Bunbury Music Festival
24th – Derbyshire, Y Not Festival