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South London quartet Inheaven have already got Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas' seal of approval, releasing their debut single 'Regeneration' on his Cult Records label in the US earlier this year (the track got a release on up-and-coming new label AMF Records over here). Now they're following it up with an even more promising cut in 'Bitter Town'. It's a dose of gloomy '80s-indebted indie rock, recalling Jesus And Mary Chain and Echo & The Bunnymen in its expansive atmosphere and echoing vocals. "Ignore the sycophantics, embrace the young romantic," urges singer James, before delivering a killer blow. "Oh I may be lost, but at least I don't feel the way you do." Zip your leather jacket, stick this on your headphones and head for grey skies.



'Bitter Town' is released on October 30 via Hometown Records. Catch Inheaven on tour with Vant and The Big Moon at the following dates:

Nottingham Bodega (October 1)
Bristol Louisiana (2)
Birmingham Sunflower Lounge (3)
Liverpool Magnet (5)
Manchester Night & Day Cafe (6)
Edinburgh Electric Circus (8)
Glasgow King Tut's Wah Wah Hut (9)
Newcastle Cluny 2 (10)
Leeds Brudenell Social Club (12)
Brighton The Haunt (13)
London Dingwalls (14)

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