Alex G announced his new album Beach Music back in August. Today he's shared a new track taken from the forthcoming release, 'Kicker', an airy slow-walk of a guitar track that richly oozes a sense of grey-sky contentedness – think sitting by the sea (or anywhere): the weather's not amazing, you're not feeling amazingly happy either, but this song would illustrate it so well that you wouldn't feel so bad. Listen to it below.

On a separate note, Alex and his three bandmates are touring Europe next month and are looking for places to crash in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium and the UK (Manchester and London). Not meaning to ruin the party or anything, but do they have no idea what's happening in Europe at the moment? Anyway, if you can give up a portion of your home to a touring band as they earn money and entertain across our continent, get in touch via Alex G's Facebook page.

Beach Music is out 9th October.

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