Folly Group share new single ‘Strange Neighbour

The track is the quartet’s first release of 2023.

Photo: Matt Ritson

London four-piece Folly Group have today returned with ‘Strange Neighbour’ - a cantering, earworm cut that’s their first new music in over a year, following the release of their 2022 EP ‘Human and Kind’.

“‘Strange Neighbour’ walks a couple of related lines at once”, the band’s Sean Harper has said of the track. “Louis’s verses and choruses are an ode to community as it dematerialises. Urban areas become un-neighbourly as spiralling rents force most people our age to move annually, and that’s if they’re lucky. At the same time, when it was being written, we had a sense that some of the music our peers were making came from a sneering, holier-than-thou place, voyeuristically skewing strangers’ perspectives to misrepresent another point of view and make their own more righteous. So, ‘Strange Neighbour’ is about recognising your own strangeness and that of your neighbours, because when two people from opposing walks of life meet, who’s normal?”

‘Strange Neighbour’ also comes accompanied by a surreal video directed by CLUMP Collective (Do Nothing, Katy J Pearson), inspired by James Rooney, the 1989 film How To Get Ahead In Advertising, and the work of Edgar Wright. Watch it here:

Folly Group will play a string of shows this September around the UK supporting Geese - check out the full list of dates below.

06 Brighton, Patterns
07 Bristol, Thekla
08 London, Lafayette
10 Glasgow, King Tuts
12 Leeds, Brudenell
13 Manchester, Hole In The Wall

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