A listen to their debut EP, Dubious Beginnings, and you will find that That Old Quiet Lighthouse’s sounds are as much a familiar sound as they are distinctly unique.

Inspired by the likes of Big Thief, American Football and Fleet Foxes, their “indie-singer-songwriter-math-folk” sounds hit you right in the feels and it is a format they continue on new single “Decade.”

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Described as a “last goodbye” kind of love song, “Decade” was penned during lockdown and TOQL frontman Ashley Garrod had this to say about the track:

“Like many of us, I had had all of my work disappear over-night, and in the midst of the despair and the uncertainty I had turned to the bittersweet comfort blanket of reminiscing over my last relationship.”

Garrod continues: “To me it represents both a coping mechanism for that time period, and a big leap forward in terms of our sound and identity. It’s as of yet the most experimental tune I’ve written.”

With “Decade”’s spoken word delivery and hypnotic textures, That Old Quiet Lighthouse seek to strike a balance between outrageous and satisfyingly audible. A boundary-pushing cathartic track, “Decade” aims to help soundtrack people’s lives and put memories into a new perspective.

Artwork for “Decade” by That Old Quiet Lighthouse

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.