Gecko Club’s second release of the year is one of the first songs they ever wrote. Having kept the track hidden for two years since recording it at River Studios in Southampton, they felt that the now was the perfect time to finally release the laid-back groove and video for “By The Pool,” an easy-to-listen track with catchy guitar riffs and dream-like solos. “The laid-back groove tells a story of a summer romance in the teenage years,” Gecko Club says. The self-directed video portrays the song’s summer feels in an effortlessly fluid weekend trip to the south coast.
Discussing the release in detail, the band explain:
“We wanted to write a tune which illustrated James’ experience in Portugal during the summer of 2012, about a romance that didn’t quite go to plan. And in spite of the bittersweet lyrics, we chose the sound of the song, to replicate the chilled feeling of summer. This was a track we wrote in early 2018, that we feel had a big impact in discovering our sound. James came into our studio with a chord progression that we built the tune upon, and we established the indie-surf sound we were looking for. We went down to River Studios in Southampton for a week during April 2018 with 10 songs we wanted to get recorded. ‘By The Pool’ is the last of the tracks we are releasing from this session. For the video, we wanted to capture the nostalgic summer feelings which we get when we hear the song. We had an early start at our mate Alfie’s house, to shoot the pool scenes. After that, we headed to the south coast and South Downs, and just enjoyed a weekend down there while shooting.”
Gecko Club burst into life in early 2018, drawing instant attention with their unique indie surf rock. Their dreamy melodies unfurl across rumbling bass lines, tied together with thumping drums, creating a vivid, colourful sound that has proved utterly magnetic to listeners. Quickly developing a passionate following, the band’s popularity has snowballed since launching debut single “High Flyer”, an energetic party song with soaring guitars and a hook which implants itself irreversibly in the memory. It has since received airtime on ITV’s This Morning, alongside over 250,000 streams on Spotify alone.