15th February 2021 Artist Profile »
Softer Still released their debut album 'Nuances' in Nov 2018 via Label Fandango. Having been compared to the likes of Wild Nothing, DIIV, Beach House and Galaxie 500, the band lived up to their lofty peers standards by producing a modern day dream-pop classic with their first full length release.
The album was preceded by two critically acclaimed EP's drawing attention from NME, Clash, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, upon its release ‘Nuances’ continued the band’s accent, cementing their unique brand of superior, polished and vulnerable dream pop.
‘Nuances’ comes packed full melodies and catchy riffs with influences ranging from progressive rock and metal to 80’s and 90’s guitar music.
Speaking on the influences of the band Ollie (Drums, Synths) describes “I have always had a huge soft spot for any well written pop song, regardless of genre. All of these things have hugely influenced the way I approach producing and composing music. We love music that is instantly relatable and catchy, something I think is apparent listening to the music we make”
The album struck a cord with dream-pop fans around the world including legendary American shoegazers DIIV who invited Softer Still to support them on their UK tour. With a timeless, classic shoegaze sound all of their own, 'Nuances' was one of the most beautifully written and perfectly produced albums of 2018.
Since its release the album has resonated with fans across Asia with the band playing a sold out tour of China to enthusiastic audiences, while the album's long awaited vinyl release sold out in a few days in 2020.
'Nuances' continues to draw fans into its dreamy sun kissed spell, so if you're looking for some sunshine to get you through lockdown then this is the album for you!
'Lush, beautifully composed dream pop... reminiscent of Beach House, Galaxie 500, or perhaps even early Wild Nothing' - CLASH
‘Delightfully breezy and laid-back with an undeniably catchy melody' - NMEMORE NEWS