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“…that’s a new love of mine, The Manatees. In the best possible way, they remind me of so much Britpop stuff I used to love in the 90’s” - Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music
"These Southampton natives are freaking killer! They are really young, and their energy is contagious" - Kali Bradford (Distiller Music)
“Super cool, West Coast inspired indie-pop meets riff drenched afrobeat” - This Feeling
The Manatees latest single ‘Headstrong’, is an introspection of our society’s reaction to the world around us, particularly the media we are exposed to on a day-to-day basis that leaves us confused and apathetic. ‘Headstrong’ amalgamates 90’s garage rock guitar tones with a contemporary anthemic chorus in the vein of Catfish and The Bottlemen and The Vaccines. The track was mixed by former Spring King frontman, Tarek Musa, with the garage rock influences developed in his previous band and his skill set in production complimenting ‘Headstrong’ perfectly.
released July 19, 2019
Jay Harris - Vocals and Rhythm Guitar/Acoustic
Tyler Bloor - Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar and Wurlitzer
James Miller - Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals
James Brearley - Drums, Percussion and Backing Vocals
Written and arranged by The Manatees
Mixed by Tarek Musa
Mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis