South London indie pop duo Arliston released their new single “Pisco Sours” with a beautiful music video to complement it. Following the success of single “How In Heaven”, the track is the second pre-release of their upcoming EP, out this summer. Jack Ratcliffe and George Hasbury, the artists behind Arliston, rose to fame with their 2018 EP, Hawser, and have since grown a loyal fanbase eager for more of their mesmerising alternative sound. And they have not been let down. “Pisco Sours” is pure Arliston at its finest.
Released on their own label, Sob Story Records, “Pisco Sours” is both nostalgic and expansive. Electronics, pianos, and vocals intertwine in a dreamy composition and atmospheric sound from start to finish, as the lyrics tell an intimate, honest story. Romanticising the memory of someone and finding clarity is a grand topic to cover, and Arliston does it perfectly. “I actually hate Pisco Sours, it’s a horrible, horrible drink made from battery acid and evil,” Jack says. “But, somehow, in the context of a party I don’t want to be at, the memory of them is transformed into some delicious, glowing nectar and I find myself wanting to be back there, drinking them with the person in the memory more than anything else.”
The video further plays on the nostalgic sound through a picture-perfect 1970’s kitchen decor with colours and patterns evocative of a time long gone. As the song progresses, the perfection distorts and we see the lead go through a multitude of emotions and phases. All with a lemon motif at its centre, of course. We’ll be making Pisco Sours to hold us over until Arliston releases their summer EP!
Watch the visuals…