Born Under Lockdown, a New Portland Band Releases Its First Song.
Sep 3rd, 2020
Portland, Oregon - New Portland-based alternative rock band, Driving for Peaches today digitally-released Salt, the group's debut song.
Salt is the first of three songs set to release this fall, which the band recorded at home in early 2020 while under COVID restrictions in Portland, Oregon.
Talking about Salt, guitarist Pete Harrington said: "We couldn't go anywhere when we wrote the track, so we started dreaming of going to the coast, which turned into the thought of first love, meeting someone and the desperation to make it work, be understood and all the crazy stuff that happens along the way. And that's really what Salt is all about."
Band press shot
About Driving for Peaches
Driving for Peaches formed in late 2019 in Portland, Oregon, when three new friends from faraway places started jamming together. When jams became songs, the trio - Ditte Kuijpers from the Netherlands on vocals, and guitarists Alex Whitcher from New Zealand and Pete Harrington from the UK - turned their thoughts towards gigs, and started to look for a bassist and drummer to join the band.
And then COVID hit.
With live venues shut and the search for new musicians put on hold, the trio decided to try to record their ideas in Harrington's basement home studio, starting a series of socially-distanced sessions that produced the songs Head Straight, Blisters, and Salt. Keen to complete the recordings, the trio called up UK session drummer, Danyal Ince, who sent in beats from abroad. Bass proved trickier, but with other options exhausted, Harrington borrowed an old Fender four-string from Kuijpers to complete the tracks. Finally, the songs were sent off to the UK's Chris Brown (Radiohead, Muse, The Beatles), former Senior Engineer at Abbey Road Studios, for mixing and mastering.