The Sheffield four-piece share their best single to date with Gigwise first
Jessie Atkinson
14:30 22nd August 2019

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Indie-turned-punk-turned-indie Sheffield band BlackWaters are whipping out the big riffs on their brand new single ‘Long Way To The Sun.’ The considered indie rock tune - which could have come straight from 2006's Indie Golden Age - is playing on Gigwise before it’s playing anywhere else.

Released everywhere tomorrow, ‘Long Way To The Sun’ drops on the same day that BlackWaters play Reading Festival’s BBC Introducing stage, and the day before their set at Leeds Festival, closer to their hometown of Sheffield. 

Produced by Olly Burden, and Carl Barat of The Libertines, this new tune is the most assured output by the band so far, kicking off with a clear guitar dialogue and elevating into vocalist Max Tanner’s best and most appealing performance to date. Hear it here:

Stripped back to only the basics, and running at only 2 minutes 23 seconds, ‘Long Way To The Sun’ is an excellent move forwards for BlackWaters. To see them live and get sweaty with them on tour, check out these dates supporting Yonaka and The Libertines. 

23 - Reading, Reading Festival
24 - Leeds, Leeds Festival

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