The Utopiates, a rising indie-rock group, have unveiled their latest single ‘Ups and Downs’ – a high-energy indie track infused with nostalgic 90s elements. The song is taken from their upcoming album ‘The Suns Also Rises’, set for release this May on V2 Records. The upbeat tempo and infectious melody of ‘Ups and Downs’ will have your feet tapping and body moving along to the rhythm. And that’s precisely the inspiration behind the single that motivated the talented musicians to create it.
They tell: “We wanted to try and go all out house on this one so we let Ed show off on the keys and kept that rhythm section pumping. I’ve always loved 80/90s piano driven house tunes so we used that as our inspiration. We hope it doesn’t come across as a cynical attempt to appropriate that genre as it comes from a place of deep love and admiration for the underground dance scenes of Northern England. I grew up attending raves across West Yorkshire’s dingiest warehouses, venues and clubs, and lyrically; I tried to put myself back in that excitable 16 year old’s shoes. It’s about that pure love for my mates, the music, the nights and it’s about that feeling that’s always stayed with me. Ultimately, do we ever really grow out of it? Absolutely not and why should we? And no matter how bad the downs are, we’ll always have those ups just around the corner.”
photography by Luis Kramer
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