Our single of the week comes from ‘Shoegazey bedroom rock’ Exeter trio Soot Sprite. New single It’s Summer and I Don’t Feel Like Smiling’ is out today and it’s a case of ‘hard relate but we may as well dance’. Singer Elise Cook has an instantly likeable voice – we could listen to her sing all day. The jangly guitars have a tantalising whiff of summer festivals. Oh please let us hear this band playing somewhere sunny next Summer! Elise says:

“I wrote this song about a really bad bout of depression I had last summer, and it was like all the usual alienation that comes with depression doubled with the juxtaposition of everyone seemingly feeling more joyful than usual because of summertime. Going into this year the content felt very relevant again but as more of a collective struggle and an almost numbness to the endless stream of awful events.”

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