Feast your ears on the new single from Local Natives, ‘Breakers’. True to form, it’s armed with their staple-sounding intricate guitar-work, soaring harmonies and hands down emotion.
In early 2013 they’re releasing ‘Hummingbird’, the follow up to ‘Gorilla Manor’. If you haven’t heard their timeless 2009 debut, you need to. Having toured with Arcade Fire and The National in the interim, and judging by the sound of the new single above, it looks set to be similarly huge. Expect big choruses, relentless drumming and charming vocals. If, like us you were too slow to get tickets to their show in the capital in December, you can catch them at the ATP UK festival at Butlins in December. Ingeniously, it’s curated by The National, and besides getting to stay in a Butlins lodge, you’ll also be able to see other indie wizards such as The Antlers, Wild Beasts and Youth Lagoon perform.
Here’s a little reminder as to why ‘Hummingbird’ is one of the most hotly-anticipated albums of 2013, they’ve got some boots to fill: