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Release date: February 24th 2014

The Grafham Water Sailing Club were born in February 2012. Hailing from the Midlands and drawing both inspirations from Silver Apples to Ricardo Villalobos and comparisons in the dark depths of Joy Division, The Horrors, The Velvet Underground and O Children, this experimental quartet are about to peak in what is a fantastic time for Midlands music with Peace, Swim Deep and Jaws flying the second city flag.

The Grafham Water Sailing Club combines esoteric post-punk with electronic beats and minimalistic industrialism. It’s in ‘Ankara’ (released February 24 via Static Caravan) where you’re truly reeled in by the pounding drum beat and spectral, spiralling guitar; but take a step back into its b-side ‘Feelin’ Blue’ and you’ll truly begin to appreciate the atmospheric sound these four lads from the West Midlands can muster.

Following on from an eventful 2013 where the band played sold-out support slots with the likes of Public Service Broadcasting, Crystal Fighters & The Twang, performed to a packed room in Paris and sold out their debut Birmingham headline show, ‘Ankara’, The Grafham Water Sailing Club’s debut physical release on 7” vinyl is about to land this February via Static Caravan.

“Ankara parades their eerie characteristics perfectly, the shadow-y, psychedelic-tronic contemporary beats pulsate the listener in to a greater surround sound that leaves you hungry for more; you’re well and truly sucked in to the revival of dark 80s new wave” – Artrocker

The Grafham Water Sailing Club play the following shows this year, with more to be announced soon:

February 6 – London, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
February 21 – Birmingham, The Rainbow (supporting TOY)
June 8 – Lunar Festival, Warwickshire (Main Stage)

For more information please contact richard@counteract-magazine.com

The Grafham Water Sailing Club are Nathan Rewhorn (vocals/bass,) Lee Yeomans (vocals/synth,) George Barr (guitar/synth,) George Miles (vocals, samples)

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