Speaking on the track, Talk Show’s Harrison Swann says, “This was the first of the ‘new batch’ we started with. It’s our own ‘Born Slippy’. Finding a groove and locking into it collectively really shaped the way we approached the other tracks. Rhythm first. Vocals and guitars second. Stemming from the thumping techno drum beat and lots of noisy rhythms, this track’s a high energy intro to the new EP and a statement of intent.
“Working with Joe and Al was a dream and really helped to achieve the sounds and ideas we had in our heads, that we were probably pretty bad at articulating. For us it was fundamentally about stretching the Talk Show sound and seeing where we could go. I think their ‘anything goes’ approach certainly helped our confidence grow in terms of experimenting with sounds, arrangements and mixes, not once would they say that trying anything was a bad idea, or that it might not work, it was a case of going for, seeing what happened when that particular instrument or thing was in our hands, and seeing if we could make something work for that track, and in most cases it did! Don’t get me wrong it’s still gonna sound like us, we’ve not sacked off guitars and cracked out the glockenspiels. It just sounds like a better version of us. We worked harder than we ever have done before and that’s made a big difference.”
Lifted from upcoming EP ‘Touch The Ground’, which is due next year, have a listen to ‘Underworld’ below.
See Talk Show live at the following dates:
18 - Wide Eyed, Leicester, UK
25 – Reeperbahn, Hamburg, DE
29 - Louisiana, Bristol, UK
30 - Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
01 - Lafayette, London, UK
04 - Bodega, Nottingham, UK
05 - Headrow House, Leeds, UK
06 - Nice and Sleazy, Glasgow, UK
07 - Underground, Newcastle, UK
09 - Phase One, Liverpool, UK
11 - Yes, Manchester, UK
12 - Heartbreakers, Southampton, UK
16 – Wild Paths, Norwich, UK
23 – Hit The North, Newcastle, UK
30 - London Calling, Amsterdam, NL
16 - Pitchfork Avant Garde, Paris, FR
23 – O2 Academy, Bristol, UK (supporting Sports Team)
11 – Sonic Wave Festival, Birmingham, UK
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