London Dream-Pop Trio Night Tapes Shares “everyday is a game” | New EP Out 6/7

March 15, 2024 BY Emma Orland

Following a string of acclaimed releases and a surge in online buzz, London-based DIY dream pop trio Night Tapes return with their dreamy new single “every day is a game” via Nettwerk. Listen HERENight Tapes’ forthcoming EP assisted memories out June 7 via Nettwerk.

“every day is a game” is a typically meditative arrangement from Night Tapes, made up of silky smooth basslines, hair-raising chord changes and a dialled-in rhythm section. Lead singer Iiris Vesik’s signature soothing tones soar above the music, soaked in shadowy reverb but bearing unforgettable melodies. “Life is just so good with you,” she sings on a blissed-out chorus, euphoric in its own gentle way.  

Speaking about the track’s themes of love and duality, Iiris says: “The romantic idea of relationships that we’ve been taught through stories and movies, is that the other will complete us and when we find them, then we’ll live happily ever after. But what if the aim isn’t for two to become one, but to develop two strong worlds and well-organised communication between the two?”

“We are individually responsible for our own happiness – taking care of our own world and leaving space for the other to take care of theirs”
, she adds.

WATCH: Night Tapes – “every day is a game’” (official video)

Continuing their hot streak after the stunning early 2024 single loner,” plus a 2023 that included the release of their third EP Perfect Kindness last summer, and a tour of the UK and Europe spanning Vienna, London, Bristol, Brighton, Manchester, Copenhagen, Paris and Tallinn, the trio have been surging in popularity online.

February 2024 was the trio’s biggest month yet, with their Spotify following growing by over 50% to nearly 30k, almost two million streams for drifting” as well as support from BBC Radio 1, monthly listeners peaking at over half a million with 1.7m streams, YouTube subscribers racing by 850% to almost 20k, and a newfound presence on TikTok.

Night Tapes started out as evening jams between housemates Max DoohanSam Richards and Iiris Vesik in London. Night-time London, genre-blending, multi-fidelity recordings and honest reflection contribute to their atmospheric soundscapes that ultimately make for fresh and envelope-pushing dream pop. The trio take inspiration from both their lived experience in the world that they can see and touch, as well as the less tangible spiritual and metaphysical realm.

To date, the band have released three EPs: Dream Forever In Glorious Stereo and Download Spirit, and Perfect Kindness, which was released to acclaim via Nettwerk Music Group last summer. Their debut single Forever has reached over seven million plays, and their music has been championed by TurtlenekPaste MagazinePigeons & PlanesDUMMY MagazineAt The BarrierDavid Dean Burkhart and Majestic Casual channels.

“every day is a game” is another stunning Night Tapes single, continuing a momentous year for the London trio. This is a band on the up.

assisted memories EP Tracklisting:

1. drifting
2. loner
3. easy time to be alive
4. projections
5. assisted memories
6. waterfall
7. everyday is a game

Single Artwork | Download HERE