British alt-rock band Earthsea have been friends for longer than they’ve been a band, but have stormed around the UK playing at the likes of Camden Assembly, Hoxton Bar and Grill, the Cavern Club and Manchester Academy 3. Working to garner more attention from a wide array of media, the band are back after a few years away from releases with more music in the works.
Opening with polyrhythmic playing between a guitar and a synth, in their track ‘Four More Years’ Earthsea sets a scene of disjointed haze. Reverberant, soaring vocals, take on difficult lyrical topics with grace and grit.
They share, “We wrote Four More Years around the 2016/17 US election cycle. It’s our fantasy plan to deal with a barely believable but in no way fantastic man.
He’s back! His bloated ego trumping the lives and wellbeing of people all over the world. We’re still pissed off. But we like the song.
The video we shot opens this out, against the backdrop of climate oblivion and the geopolitical chaos we face as we go into the 2020s.”
As they mention, the track now has it’s own video to join the single, filled with thought provoking imagery and a colour pallet reminiscent of vibrant 60s films. London based filmaker Joe Peecock directed the project, which blends wonderfully with the single itself.