Hidden Shoal Recordings is proud to announce the release of the new single ‘Basket Press’ by Perth-based multi-instrumental ambient rock sextet Apricot Rail, taken from their forthcoming sophomore album Quarrels.
‘Basket Press’ opens Apricot Rail’s long-awaited sophomore album Quarrels in fine style. Led by the band’s unmistakably chiming guitars and overlaid with gorgeous woodwinds, the song’s melodic weave soon builds into a triumphant final chapter. The track is a wonderful introduction to Quarrels’ glowing slow burn with its multi-part song structures and beautiful unfurling melodies.
After the success of their debut album, ideas for new Apricot Rail songs, including recent single ‘Surry Hills’, were formulated during the band’s extended break late in 2009, after which the songs were road-tested live. The new songs that make up Quarrels maintain a minimalist, restrained and rustic feel typical of Apricot Rail’s debut album, while incorporating a wider palette of instruments and a more expansive feel.
The track is available now as a free download through Hidden Shoal. Quarrels is set to drop on 25 February 2013 with the Perth album launch taking place on 23 February at the Rosemount.