Inky Nite drop new-wave tinted new pop tune "The Canyon"

Brighton based husband and wife duo Inky Nite have today dropped their psych come new-wave pop tune "The Canyon".

Having released two singles back in 2020, titled "Bad Machines" and "Spectres", the duo have since had praise from BBC Introducing and have been played on BBC Radio 6 Music by none other than Steve Lamacq. This single is looking to once again push the duo's name out there more, and once you've heard it you too will find out why it'll do wonders for them.

If you like your throwback new-wave then "The Canyon" might just tickle your fancy.

At the start of "The Canyon" we have a wavey intro with plenty of warm effects on the guitars giving you a perfect intro to the band's sound. Plenty of synths and psychedelic sounds are going on to give off the sense that the band has more than just the two members, it's truly a sonic affair.

Speaking of "The Canyon" the duo mentions -"The lyrics are about the canyon of division in the UK. We were reading the tug-of-war of opinions online" - As you can hear in the chorus when the lyrics 'The canyon between us' is repeated, they went on to say - "We tried to make sense of how we arrived at this point. The song spotlights everything from the rise of xenophobia and the relentless migrant-bashing of certain newspapers and politicians to online misinformation and social media echo chambers."

They penned down their lyrics and wrote their songs when the UK was in its first lockdown while in their home on the South Coast.  The song sounds like it would fit perfectly on a soundtrack from the 1980's as there are warm vocal tones and soft synths in abundance here.  

Inky Nite draws their inspiration from the likes of The XX and Oh Wonder, with the latter influence being showcased here with their approach to writing and recording. With a second (and third) lockdown coming to the UK since I'm sure this won't be the last track we will be hearing from the duo any time soon.