London-based, multi-national post-rockers Useless Cities are back with their new single A Little Too Obtuse (available on all download/streaming platforms) and a new video to accompany the track. It’s driven by tense, building guitar lines, haunting piano and the band’s ethereal male/female vocals. The atmospheric, expansive and beautiful new song explores an imploding relationship and was produced by Paul Tipler (Placebo/The Horrors/Idlewild).
“A Little Too Obtuse is a song about trying to successfully navigate a romantic relationship,” explains Useless Cities singer/guitarist Tom Argent. “It draws on feelings of vulnerability when things are starting to go wrong. The second half is a little more fraught, yet optimistic in tone – perhaps, after all, this is something worth fighting for.”
With members from Austria, Romania, Ireland and the UK, the four-piece have made London their home and quickly built a fanbase there since forming in 2016. Their unique, glacial and unpredictable take on nineties and noughties-influenced shoegaze-rock has yielded two EPS and a string of singles so far. BBC 6Music’s Fresh On The Net have already supported the band, and their songs have gained rave press coverage with GigSlutz, XS Noize, Soundchip, She Makes Music and many more.
Useless Cities celebrate the release of A Little Too Obtuse with a headline show at London’s The Finsbury on 29th June.