Further. favourites Novelty Island release their new single ‘Windows’ on February 20 2020. The follow-up to the spacey, singalong electronic pop of ‘Saturn Alarms’, ‘Windows’ is a sedate and tender song full of chill-out reference points that eddy and spin from its gauzy core – languid beats, icicle-sharp melodies and delicate harmonies.
As he prepares the band’s debut EP Welcome To Novelty Island, we spoke to Novelty Island mastermind Tom McConnell about what makes him tick.
What’s your earliest memory?
Hearing ‘Hello, Goodbye’ by The Beatles in a car.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
It’s not really advice from a specific person, and it sounds very obvious, but I’ve realised how important it is to finish ideas. We take it for granted that our favourite artists not only had these great ideas, but that they saw them through and actually finished so many of them.
Where are you most productive or inspired?
I work from Abbey Road Institute which is a pretty inspiring place.
‘Windows’ by Novelty Island is released February 20 2020.
Interview: Mat Smith
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