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1958 Dark Blue

Nineteen Fifty Eight

Dark Blue

Transcend Music
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Nineteen Fifty Eight have been steadily building a loyal following since they formed back in 2013, both through their live shows and their two self released EP’s, 2013’s Rapture and 2015’s When Will I Get To You. Although they remain fiercely loyal to the South Wales music scene that spawned them, the Swansea based alternative rock band will hopefully be looking to move beyond the confines of their local scene, as they have released their impressive new EP, Dark Blue, today, the 19th May 2017, via Transcend Music.

The title track starts with a laid back alt rock feel before it eases into dark bass led power pop, this is a style that is revisted on the penultimate track, God Forbid. The atmospheric and powerful track, Under My Skin, weaves a hypnotic spell whereas Optimistic brings their darker side to the fore, the fuzz and pace are both upped, and when this is married to an addictive guitar riff you have a winning combination. Temporary Feelings almost brings Dark Blue to a dead stop before it builds to an anthemic finale, and the EP ends in memorable fashion with the rocky closer Watch Me Burn.

Dark Blue should appeal to fans of bands such as The Duke Spirit, Brand New and Editors, both the past and present of this kind of melodic alt rock are absorbed to create an impressive EP, one that it must be said has a distinctly radio friendly quality about it, but it’s all done without any apparent sacrifices being made to achieve this. Dark Blue is an EP that embraces influences from the world’s of indie and rock to create an anthemic and impressive six track EP that should see them reaching a wider audience.

The Dark Blue EP can be purchased on CD here and downloaded via iTunes here

Nineteen Fifty Eight‘s website can be found here

Nineteen Fifty Eight To Release ‘Dark Blue’ EP on 19th May

1958 Dark BlueSwansea based alternative rock band Nineteen Fifty Eight are set to reveal their latest release, the Dark Blue EP, via Transcend Music on the 19th May 2017. The band are also taking to the road throughout the UK this month, the band will be touring with As December Falls in support of the new EP.

The Dark Blue EP can be pre-ordered via iTunes here

You can view the video for Under My Skin, and Nineteen Fifty Eight‘s UK tour dates, below Read More…

Nineteen Fifty Eight Reveal New Video And Confirm UK Tour

1958 Dark BlueSwansea based alternative rock band Nineteen Fifty Eight have revealed the video for Under My Skin, the second single from their forthcoming new EP, Dark Blue, that is set for release on 19th May 2017 via Transcend Music. The band will also take to the road, throughout the UK, with As December Falls in support of the EP.

The Dark Blue EP can be pre-ordered via iTunes here

You can view the video for Under My Skin, and Nineteen Fifty Eight‘s UK tour dates, below Read More…

Nineteen Fifty Eight Reveal Video For ‘Dark Blue’

1958 Dark BlueSwansea based alt rockers Nineteen Fifty Eight have revealed the video for the title track from their forthcoming new EP, Dark Blue, that is set for release on 19th May 2017 via Transcend Music. The video is a restrained slice of tasteful, pastel-coloured cinematography that focuses on the band’s matter of fact and honest performance, deliberately at odds with the high octane videos that are released so regularly and often don’t match up to the weight of reality.

The Dark Blue EP can be ordered via iTunes here

You can view the video for Dark Blue below

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Nineteen Fifty Eight To Release ‘Dark Blue’ EP

1958 Dark BlueSwansea based alternative rock band Nineteen Fifty Eight have announced they have signed to Transcend Music and will release their new EP, Dark Blue, on the 19th March 2017. The band have released an exclusive previews of new tracks from the EP via their Facebook page today, Wednesday 1st March 2017. The Dark Blue EP will be available physically via Transcend Music and is available for pre-order digitally via iTunes and Amazon. The band will also be playing Swansea Sin City on the 17th March with more tour dates to be confirmed.

Nineteen Fifty Eight‘s Facebook page can be found here