77:78 is the new project from The Bees card-carrying members Aaron Fletcher & Tim Parkin. This summer they will release their debut record ‘Jellies’ and here we have a taste of the record with the Balearic shimmy of the first single ‘Love Said (Let’s Go.)
It was this first single that turned our heads. Previously available as a limited edition white label 7″ which sold out within 48-hours – we we’re blown away when it was handed to us at Soho’s Sound of The Universe.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘LOVE SAID (LET’S GO’) HERE:
Animated and Produced by Sam Wisternoff (Ill Spectre Productions). https://vimeo.com/216411212
Featuring the artwork of John Slade. http://www.hytstudio.com/
Set to pick up where the Bees left off, ‘Jellies’ was recorded at Studio Humbug on the Isle of Wight and musically picks it’s way from sublime west coast harmonies that recall the frayed beauty of the Beach Boys Smiley Smile , to the ramshackle dub of King Tubby via the playfulness of early Syd Barret.
“Some musicians and bands definitely have their sound and stick to it, which is fair enough, but that’s just not us. Whenever we’re in the studio we’re constantly inspired to go down different musical paths, which I suppose is why the record we’ve made sounds so diverse. “
‘Jellies’ will be released on Friday 6th July and you can read more about the formation of the record here.
The band made their live debut at the Heavenly Weekender in Hebden Bridge last month, & play their first London headline show at Omeara on Monday March 26th.
This summer the band will also take ‘Jellies’ to a number of festivals and let the magic unfold…
“There’s an absolute joy to this and we really want to capitalise on that. We’re more happy than we’ve have ever been and we want people to see that there’s a lot of fun here,” states Fletcher. “77:78 is a beautiful vehicle and me and Tim want to give it a roll and see what happens.”
Find out more about 77:78 here + full tour dates & tickets ↓