Debris Discs is the solo project from former Coves & Caves and My Side of the Mountain frontman and songwriter James Eary. Following a well-received debut album release (“Daytrotter“) Coves & Caves went on indefinite hiatus. So James packed up his synthesiser and settled down into family life up in the hills of the High Peak in Derbyshire, England. Unsurprisingly, he soon realised that he couldn’t shake the music-making bug, so with a headful of beats and melodies and a heart full of new life changing experiences to draw from, James set to work.
Over the next few years, slotted in around babies, day jobs and the school run, James slowly pieced together a body of new music. According to James, the result is: “a set of analogue-synth-and-drum-machine-driven tunes, with a smattering of guitar, a large helping of vocal harmonies and a sprinkling of children’s toys he found lying around the house.” The influences heard in his first single “Save My Life” (out today) are the clearly discernible sunshine-pop influences from 60’s bands like The Beach Boys and The Delgados, but also the bubbly elements of synthy krautrock and electro-pop wonders like OMD, Moroder and Stereolab. Altogether resulting in a fine piece of chamber pop. The Debris Discs debut album is expected during spring 2021.