Inspired by “a drug-fuelled American banjo player and Baby Jane Holzer”, South London’s Phobophobes have shared their scuzzy newbie ‘Moustache Mike’.
“I actually went over to her house,” says frontman Jamie Taylor. “I thought it’d be quite interesting to pair how she is now as an aging socialite and the evolution of the American dream, from a dream to something else. It’s photogenic America disappearing. I can’t stand American politics, I can’t stand what they do to the planet, but at the same time there is a sort of intrigue from all sorts of eras, from the ‘50s to watching American TV when you were a kid. You’re still drawn to it.”
Taken from their hotly anticipated second album, the six-piece blend hypnotic hooks with their weird pop leanings, creating an uncompromising banger that’s both dark and dreamy. If you’re not excited about their new album yet, you’re gonna be after hearing this.
Check it out below.