Album artwork for Six Hills by Lewsberg

The 39th release in Speedy Wunderground’s singles series is from Rotterdam indie-rock stalwarts Lewsberg. Following on from the bands softer (but no less effecting) recent gem of a mini-album In Your Hands – ‘Six Hills’ harks back to classic first-album Lewsberg – conveying all the attributes that made the label fall in love with them in the first place. Motorik drums, simple immediately-catchy guitar riffs, understated production with otherworldy guitar solos – hitting all the right reference point – Velvets, Television, Jonathan Richman – wrapped up in something that is completely their own. Coupled of course with those detached, deadpan, but engaging vocals, Arie (van Vliet) sharing duties on this occasion with the band’s bass player Shalita (Dietrich). The visceral imagery of the bands writing paired with the let-loose, ragged, it-could-all-fall-apart-at-any-minute-but-it-doesn’t nature of the music makes for a completely compelling listen – and a stone-cold addition to the label’s already stellar canon of singles. Sometimes the old cliches are best: Good things come to those who wait.

Lewsberg

Six Hills

Speedy Wunderground
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Album artwork for Six Hills by Lewsberg
7"

£10.99

Hand Numbered.

Black
Limited to 500 copies
Released 06/05/2022Catalogue Number

SW039

Lewsberg

Six Hills

Speedy Wunderground
Album artwork for Album artwork for Six Hills by Lewsberg by Six Hills - Lewsberg
Album artwork for Six Hills by Lewsberg
7"

£10.99

Hand Numbered.

Black
Limited to 500 copies
Released 06/05/2022Catalogue Number

SW039

The 39th release in Speedy Wunderground’s singles series is from Rotterdam indie-rock stalwarts Lewsberg. Following on from the bands softer (but no less effecting) recent gem of a mini-album In Your Hands – ‘Six Hills’ harks back to classic first-album Lewsberg – conveying all the attributes that made the label fall in love with them in the first place. Motorik drums, simple immediately-catchy guitar riffs, understated production with otherworldy guitar solos – hitting all the right reference point – Velvets, Television, Jonathan Richman – wrapped up in something that is completely their own. Coupled of course with those detached, deadpan, but engaging vocals, Arie (van Vliet) sharing duties on this occasion with the band’s bass player Shalita (Dietrich). The visceral imagery of the bands writing paired with the let-loose, ragged, it-could-all-fall-apart-at-any-minute-but-it-doesn’t nature of the music makes for a completely compelling listen – and a stone-cold addition to the label’s already stellar canon of singles. Sometimes the old cliches are best: Good things come to those who wait.