Bleach Lab are looking for the “Real Thing” on their otherworldly new one

Bleach Lab released their debut EP A Calm Sense Of Surrounding back in March, but they’re not resting on their laurels. Today they’ve announced their first ever headline tour of the UK and have celebrated by sharing a new song called “Real Thing”. Singer Jenna Kyle introduces it by saying:

“Real thing is about wanting to find a more meaningful and lasting connection with someone. I had been processing a lot of issues over the last couple of years to do with previous relationships and personal development, and I had finally reached a place where I felt I was in the right state of mind to be open to looking for something new.

“It is a lot about finding a healthy relationship that is beneficial for those involved. Knocking down the walls you built and putting trust in someone else, for the first time in a long time.”

Given that Kyle and her bandmates toiled in many feelings brought on by unhealthy relationships on their EP, it’s nice to hear them moving on to a better place in “Real Thing” – and subtly expanding their sound palette in the process. Still firmly in the dreampop realm, Bleach Lab complement their singer’s tender, hesitant wishes with delightfully bubbling tones and a warmer, golden guitar sound. Kyle is her natural candid self, using her velvety voice to sweep through emotions, starting from the meek beginnings and gradually building to a powerful admission of “I could never settle for feeling second best again / but I wanna feel something.” When “Real Things” hits the gliding chorus “I really wanna see you again / I wanna be more than friends”, it’s a quiet triumph, ready to soundtrack many budding young romances this summer.

Watch the video for “Real Thing” below or find the song on streaming platforms.

Catch Bleach Lab at these dates:

Tour dates

31 July 2021 – So Young Presents Mood Swings, Manchester
7th August 2021 – Get Together Festival, Sheffield
28th August 2021 – This Must Be The Place, Leeds
29th August 2021 – Ceremony Festival, Bedford
8th October 2021 – Komedia, Brighton
9th October 2021 – Are You Listening?, Reading
17th October 2021 – Wild Paths, Norwich
20th October 2021 – The Lexington, London
22nd October 2021 – A Slow Education Festival, York

UK Headline tour

23rd Feb 2022 – Yes (Basement), Manchester
24th Feb 2022 – Head of Steam, Newcastle
25th Feb 2022 – Hug & Pint, Glasgow
26th Feb 2022 – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds
2nd March 2022 – Omeara, London
3rd March 2022 – Clwb lfor Bach, Cardiff
4th March 2022 – The Louisiana, Bristol
5th March 2022 – Dead Wax, Birmingham

You can find Bleach Lab on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.