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PRAISE FOR VC PINES
“Right new music now from VC Pines, if you like Jamie T, or you like Ezra Collective, or James Blake, I think you are gunna like this tune, it’s called Dangling, VC Pines.” CLARA AMFO, BBC RADIO 1
“VC Pines just keeps getting better and better with every new track he releases” JACK SAUNDERS, BBC RADIO 1
“VC Pines, something very special going on here” HUW STEPHENS, BBC RADIO 1
“A smooth and mellow slice of indie magic, with a jagged edge in its lyricism detailing disempowerment and loneliness, “Running” acts as both an intersection of sounds and influences, as well as a new direction for VC Pines.” THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“”Dangling” is the singer-songwriter’s latest single. Free-falling through outbursts of loneliness and social anxiety, the track’s punctuated by Pines’ charmingly truthful lyricism. Tied together by his vocal idiosyncrasies, it touches many cornerstones of the 28-year-old’s influences, from sonorous electronica to poetically delivered punk. A whirlpool of emotion, the tune is more calculated than previous tracks, allowing him to tell his story more expansively than ever before“. NOTION
“Soul Pioneer” WONDERLAND
“Songs that speak of self-doubt and self-reliance in a constantly fluctuating world, it’s perfect for these anxiety inducing times” CLASH
“His tunes are huge, emotional stories that have the power to both devastate and reassure” DORK MAGAZINE
Following on from the enormous support for his recently unveiled singles “Dangling“, “Running“,and “Colours“, the latter which was recently performed as part of the BBC’s coverage of Glastonbury this year, VC Pines now continues the support for his eagerly-awaited debut album ‘MRI’ with the herculean new offering “SUPERMAN”.
Continuing to explore more of that broad and immersive direction he has become synonymous with lately, “SUPERMAN” adds another shimmering layer to his already impressive run of releases. Expanding on his internal thoughts of self-sabotage and achieving personal growth, a concurrent theme for this new full-length, this sweeping new entry highlights some of the more lesser known experiences surrounding anxiety and doubt.
Speaking about the new offering, he said, “‘SUPERMAN’ is about biting off more than you can chew and self sabotage. There are people in your life who mean more to you than life itself, but you let things get in the way, and you lose sight of what’s important, until it’s too late… It’s also very easy to promise more to those you love, than you can deliver. So you live in this constant state of feeling like you’ve let everyone down, which is a dark dark place.
“I wrote this song with two mates who I’ve known for years. They recently started renting a studio in Dalston, but only have it at night times, so this was written and produced at around 3am under Stoke Newington high street.
“I’ve recently started working on my FOMO – Since writing this, I realised that I was saying yes to EVERYTHING and then being exhausted for, or missing the things that really mattered. I think that’s what happens when I write, a lot of it is my subconscious, and I only realise how I’ve been feeling until the song is finished.”
VC Pines is also planning an extensive run of headline shows – tickets on sale – having just capped off an HERE incredibly busy festival season which saw him perform at The Great Escape, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Rock Oyster Festival, Altitude Festival, Valley Fest, Boardmasters amongst others.
VC Pines UK Tour dates:
12/09 Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
13/09 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
14/09 Bristol, Rough Trade
15/09 London, Lafayette
29/09 Sheffield, Sidney and Matilda
30/09 Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
01/10 Glasgow, The Hug & Pint
02/10 Edinburgh, Voodoo Rooms
03/10 Newcastle, Zerox04/10 Manchester, YES
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