Comprised of Euan Hinshelwood (vocals/guitars/keys), Adam Beach (guitars/keys), Joe Chilton (bass/guitars) and Pete Baker (drums/percussion/keys), the London-based, indie rock quartet Younghusband can trace their origins to when Hinshelwood started the band as a solo lo-fi, recording project. When founding member Euan Hinshelwood recruited the rest of the band, they began writing and recording a number of singles and EPs through Too Pure Records and Sonic Cathedral, which caught the attention of BBC 6 Music and NME.
With the release of their debut effort, 2013’s Dromes, the London-based quartet found their national profile growing, as the album was produced by Nicolas Vernhes, best known for his work with Deerhunter and featured the singles “Comets Crossed,” “Silver Sisters,” and “Left Of The Rocks,” all of which received attention from British blogs.
The band’s sophomore effort, Dissolver is slated for an October 30 release through ATP Recordings and the album’s first single “Better Times” is a dreamy bit of jangling, psych rock, complete with a gorgeous string arrangement that sounds as it was influenced by the mid-1960s as it evokes tripping on hallucinogens in a verdant meadow.
The recently released official video employs the use of stock footage of New York shot in the early to mid 1960s sped up and rewound in a way to create a dreamy, nostalgia inducing feel, which is fitting for a song that draws so deeply from 60s psych rock.