Their live performance was a full band affair but most of what was recorded and released online, at the time, was stripped back and acoustic. I have nothing against this – acoustic is great! – but it wasn’t quite the same as the Mixtape Saints that I saw live. And so, cue the release of Heartbreak, Radio, Cars And Rain, a full band single that is due to be released on 18th August, by Disconnect Disconnect Records, ahead of their contribution to a split with Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves, a punk band from North Carolina.
The single also features a bonus acoustic version of Heartbreak, Radio, Cars And Rain which is, of course, also pretty excellent. It feels more heartfelt in this format and, as Sam’s vocals are clearer, it’s easier to connect to each and every word that he sings. ‘I know you’re feeling desperate because I’m desperate too most days.’
I can’t wait to hear what’s next from Mixtape Saints as this single song sets the bar high.
You can find Mixtape Saints on Facebook here and Heartbreak, Radio, Cars And Rain will be available to download and stream from all the usual digital music outlets from 18th August.
This review was written by Emma Prew.