If you like a bit of Teenage Fanclub but are in a bit of a Teenage Fanclub-less hole at the moment then fear not, salvation is at hand in the form of the great Nada Surf who return next month with a new album ‘Never Not Together’ which is due out Feb 7th on City Slang. They’ve released a new track from the record too called ‘So Much Love’ – As Matthew Caws from the band puts it: “We’re good at love and being kind. It comes naturally to us, but so do other things. You just have to keep looking for the right way to lean, it’s worth everything.” Here are their UK dates.
We leave you on this first (short) week back dear reader with a track I forgot to include in my top 10 of 2019 last month, my bad, and given it’s not available on streaming services it’ll get lost in the sands of time, or at least my ailing memory, if it’s not immortalised here on AUK. New York/Cambridge (our Cambridge) based Matt Caws’ beautiful elegy for a potentially lost country has questions for us right now too but ends with a note of optimism: “Do we dare look away? Shut our eyes as we slide into the dark? Now’s the time to do something.” Have a good one.