Fusing the leather-clad swagger of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the bluesy 4/4 stomp of the Black Keys and the simmering electronic rumblings of early Kasabian, ’75 Trips’ finds Reflekter in brooding, empowering form.
An anthem about cutting-loose from the pack and living your life on this Earth to its fullest, the band’s James Gooch takes us inside the new track’s inspiration and creation:
“‘75trips around the sun’ is a phrase I’d heard used to describe our average lifespan and is about making the most of the time you’ve got and generally living everyday like it’s your last. It’s about wanting to make an impact and leaving something behind. It was a song that really came to life in the studio and quickly evolved into the sound we were looking for. After that the rest seemed to fall into place.”
To mark the release of the new single on 7” vinyl, Reflekter will be launching the single with an exclusive in-store show at Rough Trade Nottingham where they will be performing a 45-minute set and signing copies of the record.
’75 Trips’ arrives hot on the heels of their blistering previous single ‘Alright’, a track hailed by Trash Magazine as “channeling the early swaggering sounds that made Oasis and Kasabian household names” and earning itself positions as “Best of The Week” on Apple Music (Italy, Portugal & Turkey) and “Tune of The Day” on The Indie Masterplan.
One of Nottingham’s hottest new prospects right now, Reflekter formed in May 2018 and have already been compared to Rock’n’Roll greats the likes Oasis, Echo & the Bunnymen and Kasabian. A singer and songwriter on the circuit already, frontman James Gooch may already be familiar to some for his work with BBC Introducing praised act: Same Streets. Parking the project after meeting his brothers in arms at a Fontaines DC gig in Nottingham, Reflekter were born that day. Wasting little time, the band quickly began laying down tracks together at a local recording studio. These early demos soon found themselves in the lap of Jake Bugg manager Jason Hart who instantly recognised their potential. Within a year of their formation the band released their first single ‘Caught in a Storm‘, a track which organically clocked up over 20,000 streams in a week and had BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson placing on the coveted “ones to watch list 2019”.
With festival razing sets at Y-Not and Dot To Dot under their belt already this Summer, Reflketer are rapidly becoming a word of mouth sensation across the East Midlands and beyond. The band now look forward to an Autumn tour that will see them headline a SOLD OUT hometown date at Nottingham’s legendary Bodega Club, plus take-on the stages of Dundee, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Leeds. Full dates and details below.
SUMMER LIVE SHOWS
27th September – Loopallu Festival
29 – Dundee – Beat Generator
30 – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s
4th October – Rough Trade Nottingham In-Store
4th October – Nottingham Bodega
5 – Newcastle – Surf Cafe
13 – Leeds – Oporto