Ahead of their forthcoming debut EP release on Dec 8th via City Slang, London-based Cristobal and the Sea have unveiled a full stream of the record to coincide with the digital release on Nov 3rd.
'Peach Bells' is a melting pot of dreamy tropicialia-pop sounds blended with swirls of experimental psychedelia showing just what a unique sound this band have. CATS have also just announced an EP launch show to take place on Dec 9th at The Waiting Room in London.
Speaking about how the 'Peach Bells' EP came to the light, the band went on to say "We agreed from the very beginning that we would try and explore the more experimental part of our sound, without compromising the pop vocal harmonies. When talks shifted to what producer we might want, we suggested working with Rusty from the very beginning, since we were really interested in some of the artists he had worked with (i.e. Animal Collective, Ariel Pink, DJ Rashad)
We had played most of the songs for a long time by then, so we had a clear idea of the songs we wanted in the EP. Once we knew Rusty was on board, we wanted him to be an integral part of the band. We wanted it to be fun and also to have fun, while recording it, which is what we did, hoping that this fun would be contagious to the people listening to it."
See Cristobal And The Sea live:
Nov 4th - Village Underground w/ Sebastien Tellier, London, UK
Nov 21st - Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrech, HOLLAND
Nov 27th - Maroquinerie w/ Natas Loves You, Paris, FRANCE
Nov 30th - Badaboum w/ Sam Amidon, Paris, FRANCE
Dec 9th - The Waiting Room, London, UK
Photo credit: Elliott Arndt