MUSIC lovers yearning for some new sounds from Abergele’s most wonderfully whimsical prodigal sons are in for a long awaited treat.

While devotees will have to wait a little longer for the next homecoming gig from North Wales’ premier, Liverpool-based melanchodelia purveyors Gintis, the band return with their new single Four Movements (Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4) - available to stream now on all popular music streaming outlets.

To launch the single, the elusive band will grace Telford's Warehouse in Chester with an unmissable set on Friday, June 7 from 7pm.

Taking listeners on a journey in just a trio of songs through the far flung seven piece's journey since 2017's double A-side single Dennis and Oh My Little Malcontent, Gintis have happily continued to hone their sound under The Coral co-founder and Merseyside musical impresario Bill Ryder-Jones at his studio on the Wirral - complete with the addition of a permanent brass section.

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The band hard at work ahead of the release of Four Movements (Parts 1,2,3,4). Picture: Facebook/ Gintis

This latest release also sees the seven piece reprise their relationship with part Welsh and English recording company Popty Ping and comes ahead of an expected, to be announced, album due this summer.

With Four Movements (Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4) the band build on their signature endearingly carefree and apparently effortless charm, which has earned them cult status across the coast and garnered praise and radio play from Steve Lamacq and Gideon Coe on BBC Radio 6 Music, Huw Stephens on Radio 1, as well as Adam Walton, Bethan Elfyn and Janice Long on BBC Radio Wales.

Returning with their most focused effort to date, the lead track joyously displays the band's growing command of their musical sections and imbues the sounds of tight, mature multi-instrumental accompaniment and mercurial song structure with singer Carl Roberts' deft word play and mournful playfulness.

Ever smiling frontman Carl Roberts said: “It’s me channelling a sea captain who retired to work as a security guard, thinking back on a night shift with only his memories and keyboard.

"Either that or a doomed fantasy of Brian Wilson growing up in Rhyl.”

"The song came together really quickly. Its quite a driving uplifting vibe for the main section which is held together with a catchy bass line and lifted with trombone and trumpet.

"I think we have all aged a bit and I think having a permanent brass section has helped with that honing of sound. Plus when you know each other and write with each other for as long as we have -which is about 16 years now - you do start to build a deep complimentary understanding of each other."

With a nod to the band Pavement on the single's artwork, supporting track You're the One I'm Keen On adds shades of Daniel Johnson evocative keys to the band's musical Stockton California-via-North Wales palette, while We Had Plans pairs Roberts vocals at their most melancholy with a sotto brass section and conversely cheery harmonies.

Roberts added: " I certainly think that working with Bill has helped hone and influence our sound – I was going to mention his influence in the last question. I think we have learnt massive amounts from Bill from a technical perspective.

"He also has a very good understanding of what we are trying to achieve because he comes from the same place really, in terms of the stuff he listens too. He has a great ear for a vocal melody too. I think I’ve developed as a song writer from spending time with him for sure."

For the band to coordinate from Manchester, Liverpool and Abergele to release such a gem is a testament to how special Gintis are. But of course, anyone who had the pleasure of singing Now I Know at top of their lungs at the Green Man festival or any of the band's too rare appearances already knew that.

Entry to the Telford's Warehouse gig is free before 9pm, and £4 thereafter.