CRISTOBAL AND THE SEA Premiere Video for “My Love (Ay Ay Ay)”

Cristobal and the Sea

After recently announcing news of their debut EP & signing to City Slang, London-based Cristobal And The Sea are delighted to reveal their mind-bending debut video for the lead single from the upcoming record ‘My Love (Ay, Ay, Ay)’. The London-based four-piece have a unique sound, creating warm, enticing tracks that swirl in psychedelia & will be releasing their debut EP ‘Peach Bells’ on Dec 8th.

Offering a little insight into the weird & wonderful world of Cristobal And The Sea, the video comes complete with an array of colourful lighting & a floating head in a fruit bowl, acting as the perfect backdrop to the melting pot of dreamy tropicalia that this band have to offer with their forthcoming debut release.

Director Elliott Arndt went on to say “this music video is an ethereal walk down the disco avenues of a twisted and magical mind. I wanted to present our main character as this sort of warrior of the night, a lonely dance-deity in a confused world of neon-landscapes and snake-shrines.”

Cristobal and the Sea are a proper European union of a band, if ever there was one. The quartet hail from four corners of our diverse continent. They are: Alejandro Romero from Spain (bass/vox), João Seixas from Portugal (guitar/vox), Leïla Séguin from Corsica/France (flute/vox) and Josh Oldershaw from old Blighty (drums).

Within this distinct mix of sounds, there are notes of their southern Mediterranean culture and an unintentionally Brazilian bossa nova feel in João’s guitar style, all underpinned by a beat-generation vibe that seeps into all their songs. This has all been perfectly captured on this debut by Brooklyn producer, Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Vashti Bunyan, Grizzy Bear).

From The Beach Boys’ vocal harmonies to Fleetwood Mac, Gilberto Gil to Gainsbourg and a whole host of modern artists, Cristobal & The Sea have taken their varied inspirations and diverse cultural backgrounds & melded them into their own distinct sound, creating rich & disorientating songs that bathe in psychedelia, but never forget the importance of melody.

Their debut EP release ‘Peach Bells’ will be released on Dec 8th through City Slang and today we reveal the first video to be taken from it, ‘My Love (Ay Ay Ay)’. It’s one of the first songs the band ever wrote, and in their words “about not knowing whether you should leave someone or stay with them… Being torn in that way.”

Young, enormously gifted, beautifully boho, very charismatic and incredibly laid back, Cristobal And The Sea are devouring life as only the young and carefree know how. Time to listen up!

See Cristobal And The Sea live:

Nov 4th – Village Underground w/ Sebastien Tellier, London, UK
Nov 21st – Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrech, HOLLAND
Nov 27th – Maroquinerie w/ Natas Loves You, Paris, FRANCE
Nov 30th – Badaboum w/ Sam Amidon, Paris, FRANCE

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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