Everyone needs a back story, as ol’ Julio nearly said. And it helps if, like Sheffield’s Stewart Green, your back story sounds like the plot from a lost draft of The Life Aquatic.
Last year Green, sailed across the Indian Ocean. Written “half at sea and half at home”, the forthcoming Humility EP, released under Green’s Carnivals moniker, is the sound of that voyage: a reverberating, panoramic set cast in cadmium yellow and sunset orange. ‘Last Off The Lake’, the record’s climax, manages to flutter in a tightly wound, Field-esque way, knotting together a clutch of melodic elements with a rare knack for economy. It’s late-night-early-morning music to accompany you, smoking in your friend’s kitchen, while you’re incapable of sleep but no longer really awake.
Humility is out 6 August. In the meantime, download ‘Last Off The Lake’ below.