- RELEASE DATE /18 September 2020
- CATALOG /CRT030
- LABEL /Cheersquad Records & Tapes
- FORMAT /Limited edition splatter vinyl
A FEW WORDS
With news that their long-awaited second album, Forever In Bloom will be out this September, with exclusive vinyl version released through Cheersquad Records & Tapes (Us!), Newcastle quartet Vacations have readied their next single ‘Panache’ which is due for release on July 10th, 2020.
While their previous single ‘Lavender’ was an affirmation of self-belief, ‘Panache’ manifests as the line in the sand where the band’s artistic endeavour takes its next bold step. Hooky from the get go, ‘Panache’ – with production once again care of Holy Holy’s Oscar Dawson – hitches itself to the mast of a strutting bass groove that sets sail toward Vacations’ most radio friendly chorus yet. Doubling down on Campbell Burns’ plangent delivery, Sarah Sykes from Sydney band Sunscreen brings an ethereal air to the proceedings with a sweet vocal collab delivering ‘Panache’ to what is the highest watermark of their creative tide thus far.
Forever In Bloom, the band’s second full-length record is slated for release on the 18th of September this year and is the culmination 12 months hard work, defining and refining the band’s guitar pop blueprint. To reserve yourself a copy on awesome translucent yellow vinyl with blue splatter, hit buy now!
Vacations are: Campbell Burns (guitar, vox, synthesizer, piano), Jake Johnson (bass), Nate Delizzotti (guitar, synthesizer), Joseph Van Lier (drums).
All songs performed by Vacations.
Additional Performances by: Teleah Riordan (saxophone – Seasons, Panache, Take Care), Sarah Sykes (vox – Panache), Harrison Chapman (vox – Panache), Chester Chaffer (vox – Panache), Oliver Rush (violin – Take Care).
Written by: Campbell Burns and Nate Delizzotti, excepto for Panache, Peaches, Glow and Take Care which were written by Campbell Burns.
Recorded at: The Grove, 301 Studios, Sawtooth Studios and at home.
Engineered by: Oscar Dawson, Owen Butterworth, Izaac Wilson, Stefan du Randt and Jack Garzonio.
Produced and mixed by: Oscar Dawson
Mastered by: Matt Redlich
Artwork by: Hannah Dunn