At its base level, post-punk is all about experimentation. And anger. And weirdness. Oh and don’t forget angular guitars. Basically, for all of its desire to be different, post punk, like every other genre, follows a fairly ridged ruleset. ‘Awake and Hungry’, the debut EP from Folly Group, follows these rules to the letter, adding just enough of a spin on things to create a record full of weird and wonderful post-punk nonsense. The group are jagged, danceable and oozing with confidence. And unlike many contemporary post punk acts, Folly Group clearly view the genre through the lens of the mid-noughties. Throughout the EP they pay their respects to the shining lights of the era.; ‘Four Wheel Drive’ and ‘Butt No Rifle’ bring fully-fledged rhythms to the party. There’s a hint of peak Bloc Party at times and even a little bit of The Rapture in there, but with much more darkness, ensuring that they never fall into the trap of pure imitation. With ‘Awake and Hungry’, Folly Group have proven that it’s possible to follow the rules of a tired old genre and come up with something fresh and interesting. Not a bad start at all.
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Lifted from their upcoming debut EP ‘Awake and Hungry’.
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