Folly Group (UK)

17 04 Café In The Woods

Folly Group announce their anticipated debut album, which they will present in Prague!
"Down There!" will be released on January 12, 2024 via So Young Records. The release will be accompanied by the release of the single and album opener "Big Ground".

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Following the critically acclaimed debut EP "Awake And Hungry" (also on So Young Records) and its follow-up in the form of last year's "Human And Kind" - an EP that received a perfect five-star review from Dork and a glowing four-star rating from DIY - the new album comes on the heels of the band's critically acclaimed return with "Strange Neighbor" last month and their busy tour with Brooklyn-based Geese, who are signed to Partisan Records.
The first sound you'll hear on "Down There!" is the combined vocals of all four members screaming the title of the album opener and lead single "Big Ground." The track also represents the duality between the rock and electronic elements on the album - a central tenet of the record's creation. Alternating between cool electronic verses and guitar choruses, the outro transitions over a dub section into a psych-rock frenzy, backed by a soaring drone. Amidst the percussion in the bridge, Akinde-Hummel can be heard "playing" a metal chair from the studio.
Guitarist/vocalist Louis Milburn comments on the theme of the song, "The basic concept of this song is a life that fills you with such anxiety and fear that you wish you didn't exist at all - you wish you were swallowed up by the earth. In a way, it's kind of a celebration of that, because once you know that deep down, you can start to let go of those anxieties, because after a while you face so many of them that they start to matter less."
Drawing on post-punk, dub, trip-hop, dance music and traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms, Folly Group have established themselves as one of the new leading figures in British experimental rock. Combining frank lyricism with furiously inventive self-production, this complex record lends a truly original voice to a familiar theme: alienation in modern Britain.