Baker Island – ‘Always, 1995’ (Overblown Track Premiere)

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Four Days In The Life Of The Auto-Icon  EP Out January 18 Via Wiener Records.

Baker Island is an uninhabited atoll in the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Ocean. It is about halfway between Hawai’i and Australia and its nearest neighbour is 42 miles away. 8623 miles away there is Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Now I’ve never been there but I do know that they have a wonderful accent and a seriously under performing football team. It is also home to a five piece noise pop group that shares its name with the aforementioned isolated island. Some would argue that this Baker Island is also in the middle of nowhere. They would be wrong. Mainly because I don’t want to annoy any Geordies.

Overblown is delighted to premiere the latest track to be gleaned from the band’s upcoming EP Four Days In The Life Of The Auto-Icon. Its moniker is ‘Always, 1995’ and it’s a tight humdinger of a track. Apparently the track ‘mixes lo-fi dream-pop with shambolic C86 jangliness’. We couldn’t agree more.

Their last release, ‘Write Home’, was acclaimed by the likes of Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe, and Tom Ravenscroft, but ‘Always, 1995’ is my favourite. Baker Island’s debut album Bobby Hundreds was released in August 2015.

Listen to ‘Always, 1995’ below:

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