Ethan Proctor, Josh Redman-Thomas, Henry Matthews and Joe Lane, aka BRIDGES, are most certainly ones to watch on the UK indie-pop scene right now. Having supported the likes of George Ezra and To Kill A King, and played a number of festivals – including Glastonbury – last year, their melodic sounds are reaching substantial audiences and gracing many an ear. Now, with the release of a new double A-side and a Summer tour just kicking off, it seems this year will follow in the successful footsteps of 2014.

‘BFF’, the lead single, is an uplifting, anthemic slice of indie-pop with soaring vocals, gentle Maccabees-esque melodies and sweeping, emotive overtones.

Watch the video for ‘BFF’ here:

Double A-side, ‘BFF/Ballgowns’ is out now via Bear Pit Records.

Catch BRIDGES on their Summer tour:

26 May – Thirsty Scholar – Manchester
27 May – Lock 17 – London
30 May – The Sanctuary – Basingstoke
31 May – Dukes Wine Bar – Princes Risborough
2 June – The Joker – Brighton
4 June – St James Wine Vaults – Bath
5 June – Start The Bus – Bristol
6 June – Dragonflii – Pontypool
7 June – Fizzi Festival – Cardiff
19 June – Crystal Club – London
20 June – The Tub (Union Bar) – Hastings
21 June – South West 7’s – Clifton
9 July – 2000 Trees Festival – Gloucestershire
18 July – Harbourside Festival – Bristol
31 July – Y Not Festival – Derbyshire
1 August – Indiependance Festival – Cork, Ireland
15 August – New Age Festival – Somerset

Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Editor, London. Likes: Kathleen Hanna, 6Music, live music in the sunshine. Dislikes: Sexism, pineapples, the misuse of apostrophes.