Electric Pets’ latest release, ‘Out of Nowhere’, blends the nostalgic essence of ‘60s twangy guitars with a modern dark-pop and garage rock edge. They draw from a wide range of influences, crafting a sound that is both fresh and timeless. This release, envisioned as a soundtrack to a Spaghetti Western, showcases the band’s versatility and bold creativity.

Composer Pete Darrington explains what influence him while creating the song. “I’m a massive fan of surf music and you can hear that influence in so many of our songs, but surf’s typical 12 bar formula can only do so much. I love how Dick Dale blended brass with surf which for me evokes the blistering heat of the desert, cacti and gun-fighting cowboys rather than the beach and hawaiin shorts thanks to Ennio Morricone. I wanted to write something evocative of that – the title track to an imaginary Spaghetti Western. The band loved the idea and took it all the way – Phil’s guitar licks are haunting while Emma’s lyrics and vocals give it a sweet but sour country flavour like Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’. We hired session trumpet player Josh Short which completed the picture perfectly – it’s my favourite song of ours to date.”

Vocalist Emma Buckley delivery a complex sweet and sour style performance, capturing the song’s emotional landscape, complementing the lyrics which delve into the turbulent emotions of forbidden love and vulnerability.

‘Out of Nowhere’ stands as a testament to Electric Pets’ fearless genre-blending approach and their commitment to creating music that defies easy categorisation.

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