Real-Estate-AtlasThe band: Real Estate are a four piece indie band from New Jersey. They formed in 2008 and their eponymous debut album received high praise. Their follow up also attracted plaudits and in 2012 they played the esteemed Coachella music festival. Their new album ‘Atlas’ is due for release on the 3rd March in the UK.

The sound: Real Estate rarely if ever rise above the decibel level of ‘super laid-back’, and their new single ‘Talking Backwards’ is no exception. It opens with a lovely picked chord progression on the acoustic guitar that sets the tone for the rest of the song. The vocals whisper out a song of quiet frustration, “and I might as well be talking backwards, am I making any sense to you?” Despite the lyrics it’s a really pleasant song that offers an image of lazing around on a summer’s day.

The video: The video is a behind-the-scenes look at the bands life in and around the recording studio. It certainly shows us they have a real love for their craft, and they all look like they’re having fun which bodes well for the future.

The lowdown: On the back of their album release they are hitting the road, touring the US and Canada. They start in San Francisco on the 28th February and end in New York on the 5th April.