Wiltshire-based dreampop artist Archie Sagers‘ busies himself in running a small indielabel called Crafting Room Recordings, playing bass in Cosmic Lightshow, and producing, writing and recording his own music. His EP Eligia, was released last January.
Today he releases what he considers his debut full-lenghth album “Happy New Year” and a new single to herald the new era. “I Don’t Wanna Leave Home” sounds less postpunk/shoegaze driven than most of the material on Eligia and seems more like an extension of where he was going with single “Outsider“: sounding a tad less like DIIV (although the influence is still noticeably there) and a bit more dreamy and sunny like Wild Nothing, dusting off former veils of muffled lofi gloom.
Sagers: “The new album is about the period between childhood and adulthood. Questioning yourself, meeting new people and finding a purpose all impose looming challenges. It is about accepting change around you and enjoying experiences for what they are. I hope you can all welcome the steady march of time and experience a “Happy New Year”. Do check it out if you like The Cure, DIIV, Wild Nothing and Daywave!