Earlier this year, Anteros opened The Other Stage on the Sunday at the muddiest Glastonbury Festival ever. By this point, legs were aching, heads were heavy and most were ready to collapse into bed – but Anteros were having none of it. Their set cut through the gloom and with a handful of sharp, crisp indie-pop songs and a few insanely catchy choruses. The group appeared to reinvigorate the early risers at the festival’s second biggest stage. They saw their opportunity and seized it.
Now, the London group are gearing up to release their second EP ‘Breakfast’, following up the success of ‘The Beat’ earlier this year. To celebrate we’ve got first dibs on a brand new track from the group, the Blondie-esque ‘Ring Ring’. Listen to the track below and read a track-by-track from frontwoman Laura Hayden for the forthcoming EP, out on Monday.
“‘Anteros’, for us, is like the beginning of us as a band. It was almost the beacon of light that pointed us in the direction we wanted to take the band. We learned so much about ourselves from writing and recording this song. It’s still one of our favourite ones to play live.”
‘Fade To Grey’
“Discovering the grey area. We wrote this track after a bizarre evening with a friend. He had a wife, a family, and that night we met his lover.”
“‘Breakfast’ has always been so much fun. The whole process – from writing the track, to recording, to filming the video – to performing. There’s something quite satisfying about telling someone to shut up and talk to you at breakfast.”
“People ask why it sounds ‘different’. I guess a big reason for that is the cause for writing this particular song. Getting dumped was never going to make a happy song. It’s definitely the sassiest song on the EP… and we quite like that.”
“We can’t imagine a life without music now, but it is such an up-and-down path to go down. It constantly feels like you’re sat in a waiting room: you’re waiting to be given a chance, trust or responsibility.”
The band will also headline their first London show at The Waiting Room on September 26. Tickets are on sale now.