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Van Houten Share New Single “Only Wanna Be With You” – Debut Album “The Tallest Room’” out March 22nd 2024 via Clue Records / EMI North

March 5, 2024
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Van Houten Share New Single “Only Wanna Be With You”

Debut Album “The Tallest Room’” out March 22nd 2024 via Clue Records / EMI North

Van Houten have shared new single ‘Only Wanna Be With You’, the third and final single from their much anticipated debut album ‘The Tallest Room’, which is set for release on March 22nd 2024 via Clue Records / EMI North.

The final preview of their debut, ‘Only Wanna Be With You’ is short and sugar-sweet, proving itself in just under two minutes. Crafted with intention, this track captures the fleeting nature of an intense relationship – here one moment, and the gone the next as Louis Sadler recites “Wouldn’t have it any other way, cos if it’s win or lose – i just wanna be with you, i only wanna be with you..

At only 1 minute 42 seconds, Van Houten wastes no time propelling the audience into this fuzzy masterpiece, reigning the soundscape with lyrical romanticism and emotive currents amongst the punchy percussive hits, robust instrumentation and colossal breakdowns. In their compelling vision, Van Houten has mastered the ability to produce such sincerity within their soundscapes, emerging through the complexity of the impressive tonalities and textures. Another track that strikes this balance of emotive enhancement and addictive influence. A release that proudly displays a wealth of hooks and lyrics you will be guaranteed to be singing even on first listen.

This band have been dropping some of the most impressive creations since they exploded onto our scenes in 2019, now we are in their album release month and the excitement is something else.

Going on to speak about ‘The Tallest Room’, Sadler pens, “Over the past couple of years while we’ve been writing I’ve gone through some massive changes that have really sculpted my outlook and it’s naturally bled into our music… It’s about gaining perspective, moving forwards and while it acknowledges darker experiences & feelings, it’s ultimately about moving on.“

Their returning singles have found the band played more and more heavily across BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music, featured in Spotify UK’s New Music Friday and lauded by tastemakers including So Young, DIY, Wonderland and Far Out, Van Houten will be at last releasing their debut album on March 22nd 2024 via Clue Records / EMI North and is available to preorder now

Released on baby pink vinyl, the album is also available as a special ‘Dinked’ baby blue edition release which will include exclusive new versions of ‘Only Wanna Be With You’ & ‘Panoramic View’ and a VH balloon, limited to 400 copies. Available to preorder now.

In March and April, Van Houten will be heading on a run of UK headline shows in Leeds, Brighton, London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Glasgow & more. Tickets are available here

Live Dates:

23 MAR | Ritual Union Festival, Bristol

29 MAR | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

30 MAR | FestEVOL, Liverpool

02 APR | The Hope & Ruin, Brighton

03 APR | The Lexington, London 

04 APR | Hare & Hounds | Birmingham 

05 APR | The Bodega, Nottingham 

06 APR | YES, Manchester 

12 APR | Play Brew Co, Middlesbrough

13 APR | King Tuts, Glasgow 

03 MAY | The Boileroom, Guildford w/ The Orielles

04 MAY | Wanderlust Festival, Southampton 

05 MAY | Portland Arms, Cambridge 



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