Hi All, Grant here … just a note to say check out Colchester’s brilliant Animal Noise whom I manage through Liquid Management. They release a new single today on Liquid Records called ‘How Can You Love Me?’ and it’s a belter!
Read a few words from the Josh, Jack and Birdy about the single here.
Colchester’s Animal Noise are set to release the second single ‘How Can You Love Me?’ off of the band’s ‘Sink Or Swim’ EP on August 19th. The single will be released by Liquid Records,and it will also feature an official CD release of the E.P. Sink Or Swim. How Can You Love Me? had it’s premiere spin on John Kennedy’s XPOSURE playlist on Radio X.
Listen to the Sink Or Swim EP here.
The new single How Can You Love Me with its earthy organic production is described here by Josh Sandifer Animal Noise’s lead vocalist “ We wanted to create a sense of intrigue and suspense in the intro of How Can You Love Me, it does this but leaves a lot of room to breathe, which makes a change from the way our songs usually take shape. The vocals tear in and occupy this breathing space prominently, the contradictory phrases used in the lyrics are meant to paint a picture of an unhealthy kind of obsession and the accompanying denial. We wanted to leave a lot of space in the chorus between the phrases, the progression between the afrobeating static rhythm behind the main line and the deep pounding floor toms over the gaps does this nicely. Lyrically, it’s an overall bleakly themed song but the paradoxically upbeat infectiousness of the music counters this and restores a balance.”
Having successfully completed a spring tour of U.K. and selling out their hometown show at Colchester Arts Centre, Animal Noise have kicked off their summer festival run with a blinding performance at the Playstation stage at British Summer Time Festival and continue onward with festival shows at Standon Calling, Fling, Ramsbottom and Wilkestock which will see them play their brand new music which has been picking up love from key tastemakers G od Is In The TV, Louder Than War, Jammerzine, Indie Band Guru and X SNoise. The ‘Sink Or Swim’ EP has also enjoyed early radio airplay from B BC 6 Music, BBC Introducing and S OHO Radio with a healthy momentum building.
September 3rd @ Wilkestock, Hertfordshire September 17th @ Ramsbottom Festival, Ramsbottom September 18th @ Ramsbottom Festival, Ramsbottom
What the folks at press and radio have been saying!
“I really, really liked that, I want to see them live!”
Greg James, BBC Radio 1
“Baddow blew my socks off. It’s a wonderful piece of music, played from beginning to end with such fresh, ferocious energy.”
Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
“Baddow, it’s such a good tune.”
MaryAnne Hobbs, Radio X (XFM)
“I like the guitars and vocals on that. Feels a bit Nick Mulveyesque instrumentationwise, great vocal”
Georgie Rogers, Virgin Radio
“Over the course of about three minutes, there’s intense plucking of a string instrument, which reminds me of Trampled by Turtles, as well as a yodeling aspect to the vocals that not everyone can pull off.”
Indie Band Guru (online)