Falling Off Maps have just released their debut single ‘Honest’, taken from their forthcoming album A Seaside Town In Winter. It’s like all debut singles should be: a manifesto, for what the band are about.
There’s a glorious understatedness about it, fragile without being pathetic, acoustic without being indie landfill, all of which is rather encouraging, and bodes rather well for their forthcoming album, due out on September 30. Moorish melancholia? I think we might have it. Not so much ‘Here Be Monsters’ as ‘Here Be Something Marvellous!’
Even better, though, is the ‘free single’ ‘Flowers By The Roadside.’ Perhaps too bleak to be released as a single (at least this early in their career), it really does whet the appetite for more from them.
Hopefully these two tracks speak loud enough for you to want to investigate further. There’s a whole story about their previous band, but just focus on the present, and what looks like a bright future.