The Bristol boys are shaking up their sound with a nod to the days of disco.
Let’s face it – the roaring twenties haven’t kicked off quite how we’d planned. In the wake of a New Year’s Eve spent at home, nursing the cat in one hand and the umpteenth takeaway in the other, all that’s left to do is hopelessly cry ‘what the heck do we do with our time now?’ Whether through an act of telepathy or simply good timing, Bristol hailing five-piece Home Counties have released a much-needed moment of funk-fuelled escapism in their latest single, Modern Yuppies.
An ode to the glory days of illuminated dancefloors, flared trousers and sunglasses indoors, the West Country lads find their rhythm in the rays of fever-inducing, disco-led synths. Delectably wonky and served-up full throttle, the track sees the band flexing their chops around old school grooves with ease. Finding the fun in the lifestyles of the ‘young urban professionals’, vocalist Will Harrison’s jovial lyrics are a refreshing dose of sharp, satirical wit. All in all, best served gyrating on your tod like it’s 1979.
Harrison comments on their shift in sound, “Synths and drum machines were already something we were very keen to explore and 2020 provided us with an unexpected amount of free time to experiment. We dialled the disco influences up to the max and totally embraced that 70’s-cop-drama vibe. It feels like a bold declaration of who we are and definitely gives a clearer taste of where we’re heading for our next EP”.
In the first of what is set to be a double release of stand alone singles, 2021 sees the boys footloose and with confidence in their stride. Modern Yuppies arrives via Alcopop! Records. Find the band on Spotify here.
Words by Laura Pegler.