Husband-and-Wife duo Inky Nite have returned with their newest indie-pop single ‘The Canyon’. Loaded with infectious riffs and mesmerising melodies, their 80s inspired offerings continue to hit the right spot. The single is a real must listen, and is an infectious ear-worm that renders difficult to shake.
Discussing their release, Inky Nite explain:
“This is the last in the trilogy of singles we recorded in our seaside flat during the first pandemic lockdown. The song came together very quickly during that time, starting as a punchy little guitar chord progression and Flick’s choppy vocal melody, which then evolved into a peppy art-pop tune that we wanted to have a Martha and the Muffins ‘Echo Beach’ vibe. In contrast to the sugary hooks and New Wave nostalgia, the lyrics are about the canyon of division in the UK. We were reading the tug-of-war of opinions online and the words poured out in response, as we tried to make sense of how we arrived at this point. The song spotlights everything from the rise of xenophobia and the relentless migrant-bashing of certain newspapers and politicians to online misinformation and social media echo chambers.”
Lorded previously by BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing, the band can count Steve Lamacq as a fan and it’s easy to hear why. The Brighton pair carry the likes of The XX, Oh Wonder and Metronomy in their music, but with a hearty lashing of originality amongst the nostalgic synth sounds. With three singles under their belt all released during the Covid pandemic, Inky Nite continues to be a firm lockdown companion. If you have not already, dive in!