When I think of long summer days with friends, it's tracks like this that I live for....
Glorious, warm synths and soaring, sugary melodies instantly made me take note of Sykes stunning single 'Gold Dust'. Released as a single last month it draws on the pop credentials of contemporaries such as Ladyhawke, as well a mixing in the upbeat new wave vibes which have endeared so many to Brighton five-piece Fickle Friends.
Hailing from South London the trio have been making infectious indie-pop for some time now (though the fantastic Tom Robinson has just brought them to my attention on his Introducing Mixtape), with this being the title-track taken from their 4 track EP late last year.
More new music is on the way soon, with the band's upcoming single 'Anybody Out There' due for release on September 15th (it's currently available to pre-order here). I'm expecting big things from this exciting outfit in 2015, however, in the mean time click play and drift away into 'Gold Dust'.