Children of the State release video for new single Big Sur

Children of the State
VINTAGE rock purveyors Children of the State have released their latest, hotly-tipped single Big Sur.

Hailing from Doncaster and Bolsover, the indie-rock outfit have also unveiled the track's video, shot and directed by Sam Crowston.

Made up of John McCullagh, Nathan Keeble, Corey Clifton, Conor O’Reilly and Harry Eland, the band are making it their mission to merge the glam rock of the 70s and nostalgia of the 60s to create a sophisticated, modern sound of today.

Big Sur is at the epicentre of this creation.

Having been produced by The Coral's Ian Skelly and engineered by Chris Taylor at the iconic Parr Street Studios, Big Sur ventures way back to the holy grail of music.


With a deep burgeoning groove pulsating throughout, Big Sur has a doo-wop inspired vocal melody partnered effortlessly with kooky organ playing and a fuzzy guitar solo.

It has a dreamy, far-out there instrumental which benefits from the warmth of the lyricism, taking listeners on a journey to a place they hold most dear.

Speaking about the track, Children of the State said: “Big Sur was born out of a lot of grey days on an industrial estate in Doncaster wanting to be at the beach.

"We were listening to a lot of Dick Dale and Beach Boys at the time and wanted to capture that 60s surf sound but bring it into 2020, but struggled to capture the vibe in Sheffield.

"We figured we’d get closer to the coast, so got in touch with Ian Skelly from The Coral, and spent a few days there creating it.”

For more information and to keep up-to-date with Children of the State visit https://www.childrenofthestate.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/childrenofstate

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