Manchester duo Hobby Club seem to interlock perfectly.
The kind of disarmingly charming indie pop the city has long since made its own, their literate, off piste songwriting has a deeply idiosyncratic feel.
Incoming project 'Video Days' EP is due via Heist Or Hit on March 8th, recorded in an ex shipyard canteen.
There's a touching DIY quality to the sound, something that simply makes Hobby Club rather more endearing, like a bright sunny day reflected in a damp pavement puddle.
New cut 'Bedroom' is a case in point - on the surface it's pastoral jangle pop recalls Real Estate or Swimming Tapes, while lyrically lies something darker.
Singer Beth Truscott explains that the song is about heartbreak “turning you from a reasonable human being into a crumpled heap of gelatinous matter and tears, incapable of making a phone call or keeping track of your personal effects.”
The upbeat melody serves a further purpose - it shadows an attempt to retain composure when actually “going home to a darkened room becomes the best option after any minor setback whatsoever.”
Beth finishes: “this song, in essence, is me ripping my heart out and showing it to all of you, in the hope that the person who I wanted to see it the most would.”
Tune in now.
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