Listen: Blank Maps – “Lucky Dip”

9 Sep

Blank Maps Lucky Dip

Earlier this year we featured an act who, along with Waylayers, have the potential to be your new favourite synth-pop band. Newcastle’s Blank Maps had us (metaphorically) standing in a field, arms flung wide as we were spun round by the fantastic “Everything Ends”. Now they are back and while field spinning season may be coming to an end, there is still plenty of fun to be had with their latest single, “Lucky Dip”.

Beginning with some very Foals-ian guitar picks, the song soon breaks out into a horizon filling mass of synths and cymbal crashes. Like an instrumental pick ‘n’ mix, the tune is full of differing flavours and textures. The instruments sparkle and fizz together like popping candy for your ears while its softer, pastel moments are marshmallows, all squidgy and delicious. The whole thing tingles like a sherbet dip, leaving a tangy sensation that is made even better by the froth of the shaken can of Rola Cola melody that quenches your thirst and leaves you ready to go in for another handful of sweetie goodness.

”Lucky Dip” is released on 14 October and is available digitally and on 7” vinyl from Tiny Lights Recordings.


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