Arliston – Mountaineer

London-based trio Arliston return with their beautifully moving new release, ‘Mountaineer’. Earnest in tone, the track’s vulnerability gives a feeling of melancholy which is really rather special.

This song is all about the moment of no return, aptly captured by the mountaineer metaphor. The act of cutting a friend or a lover loose to save yourself – and unpicking the complexity of both the shame and the necessity of that action.