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NEWS: The New Eves share ‘Astrolabe’ single

Dreamed up by a group of Brighton creatives in 2021 while lying together in bed, The New Eves have been beguiling audiences up and down the country with their uniquely captivating blend of folk, punk, art-rock and garage. Ahead of the band’s debut Stateside trip for SXSW festival later this month the enigmatic risers have just shared a rousing new cut ‘Astrolabe’  via Broadside Hacks Recordings/Slow Dance Records.

Encapsulating the primal thrills of their much-lauded live performances, ‘Astrolabe’ mingles the multi-instrumental flair of folk, with the atavistic thrust of punk-rock and 60s garage – via soul-bursting vocal chants and drum-crashing choruses to produce a spellbinding evocation of antique old worlds, and a blazing passion for the here and now.

Recorded with Joe Jones and Bingo Fury at Bristol’s Cotham Parish Church last autumn the song, which takes its name from an ancient astronomical instrument used to model celestial bodies uncovers lyrical references from across five centuries, as the band explain: 

“Drawing inspiration from lovers across the centuries; from the love letters between Heloise and Abelard in medieval France to Bonnie and Clyde’s romantic partnership in crime in 1930s America, the New Eves bring you something that feels both modern and ancient. The songs’ refrain, ‘Many are the stars I see, but in my eyes no star like thee’ can be found on a 17th golden ‘poesy’ ring that is housed in the British museum, once given as a love token. The line embodies the feeling of the song, of a love that is both fated and cosmic.

Proclaimed The Guardian’s Sound of 2024, and receiving national radio play from Steve Lamacq, Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6 Music) and  Matt Wilkinson (Apple Music 1) the single comes ahead of landmark slots at The Great Escape (First Fifty) and Wide Awake this spring.

Upcoming Tour dates


4: Moth Club (Headline), London

12-16: SXSW – Austin, Texas

23: Ritual Union, Bristol


6: Fair Play Festival, Manchester

17: The Great Escape, Brighton

25: Wide Awake, London

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