Listen: Empty Pools Preview Album With ‘Exploded View’ Song

Bristol group’s latest song is all flurried, guitar-heavy rejoice.

Bristol band Empty Pools’ super rough-around-the-edges (production-wise) debut track ‘Vanderbilt Cup’ still stands tall as something of a mission statement. Supremely clever, tightly-wound, with just the slightest trace of chorus sitting neatly in the middle - it’s a standard bearer the group still measure up against, even in the months preceding the release of their debut album.

‘Exploded View’ (via SPIN) is the group’s most fully-formed release to date. All of ‘Vanderbilt…”s unhindered ambition comes full-circle. Guitar parts clash heads to gain a moment in the spotlight. Nothing feels underdone or underthought - this is exactitude all absolute.

It’s taken from a debut album, ‘Saturn Reruns’, released on 4th November through Battle Worldwide. Scroll down for tracklist & check out the band’s forthcoming tour dates with Eleanor Friedberger.



1. Murals
2. Vanderbilt Cup
3. Safety School
4. Holding Pattern
5. Televised
6. Small Talk
7. Slack Tide
8. Exploded View
9. Debris
10. Medium Wave

Empty Pools dates (* = w/ Eleanor Friedberger):

AUGUST
29 Manchester, Night and Day*
31 Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s*

SEPTEMBER
01 Glasgow, Broadcast*
02 Newcastle, The Cluny*
03 London, Bush Hall*

OCTOBER
12 Bristol, Simple Things Festival