Real Estate have announced a new show at the O2 Ritz later this year, at the height of a UK summer tour supporting their latest release, ‘In Mind’. No strangers to the Manchester scene, they headlined the tri-city weekender Dot To Dot Festival at Gorilla back in 2014. Since then, the New Jersey five-piece have continued to perfect their jangly introspective indie-rock, receiving no shortage of ongoing plaudits along the way.
The latest single ‘Darling’ is our first taste of what we can expect from In Mind, accompanied by a new music video packed full of horseplay. It’s catchy indie pop at its best, showing Real Estate in their prime and a welcome return to those signature Johnny Marr-esque chiming/arpeggiated guitars and tighter than tight drums. Finding a perfect balance of laid back slacker tunes and intellectual, well thought out rock, frontman Martin Courtney welcomes both comparisons to the Beatles and descriptions of ‘background music’.
Their latest release since 2014’s Atlas, In Mind hits the shelves on March 17th via Domino, and is now available to pre-order. Recorded in Los Angeles with Grammy-winning producer Cole M.G.N. (credits include Beck, Snoop Dogg, Ariel Pink and Julia Holter), In Mind delivers the maturing, warmth narrative of a band in a period of change.
Real Estate play at the O2 Ritz on Wednesday 28th June. Tickets are available here.