One of the rising stars of 2017 Saltwater Sun return with their first new offering this year, ‘The Wire’. A grumbling, impassioned piece of alternative that feels as though it’s had its colours washed out by a particularly kind summer. Frontwoman Jen Stearne’s vocal carries strength and grit and carries well alongside the meteoric hooks. Its final minutes are a wonderful melange of biting lyrics and shoegaze-style hooks.

Having spent the last 18 months working on new material after drawing widespread acclaim from the online community and BBC Introducing, the five-piece are now gearing up for a hectic year with a slew of festival dates and releases in the pipeline. Discussing their forthcoming single, the band stated: “Recently I think we’ve found ourselves part of a society divided by misinformation and distrust. The Wire is taking a look at the turbulent times we live in; the world’s never been so connected, yet it’s very easy to feel detached.”

The band are gearing up for a busy summer with shows confirmed at The Great Escape and Are You Listening? Festival with more UK shows expected soon. ‘The Wire’ is available now through Hand In Hive.