For the past three years the Leeds quartet have been meticulously plotting their grand entrance, recording in length at various venues around their hometown and the Scottish borders.
Opting to produce, engineer, mix and master their own material, they’re tightly holding the reins to maximise their creative input.
The results of these sessions hit Bandcamp last week – an impressive split 12-inch release Springful/Am Gone that springs out the speakers with a lithe spirit and infectious confidence.
Together, Harry Burgess, Tom Howe, Tim Slater and Steve Wells sound like they’ve ingested the best bits of Wild Beasts and mixed it with the coy intelligence of alt-J, spilling out progressive song structures like its second nature.
Springful is understated and tight, with guitar stabs and complex melodies flooding the silence and submerging a distant layer of delicate electronica.
Last autumn they garnered some high profile support slots with the likes of Juana Molina and Braids, but this week sees the band’s first headline gigs in London and Leeds. They hit the capital's Servant Jazz Quarters on 5 February, followed by Leeds’ Wharf Chambers the following day.
With whispers of a debut album about to land shortly, get yourself ready to indulge in a spot of classy alt-pop with Adult Jazz.
Order the 12-inch from their Bandcamp page.