Bonjour January: Rhumba Club, Folly Group, Moreish Idols
13 Dec 2019
RhumbaClubarebackwiththeirBrexit-readysingle,Normativity. DescribedbyTheLineofBestFitasan ‘empowering and emotive pop masterpiece’, Normativity combines ‘80s synth-pop elements with lustful millenial electrobeats’. The track is currently featured on Spotify’s Alternative Pride playlist, alongside the likes of Christine and the Queens and Perfume Genius.
Lead singer and writer Tom Falle said of the new track:
‘I wanted to take on heteronormativity in a brutal way. “Normativity” is an anthemic pop track that gets people dancing and singing in unison...I imagine everyone doing the macarena whilst singing “Let’s all do the normativity!” - it’s designed to create a kind of grotesque moment’.
On stage, Folly Group is the sum of drums, percussion, bass, guitar, vocals and a sampler. Elsewhere, Folly Group is an amorphous creative entity, encompassing a group of friends whose practice spans various disciplines. Its live members have all played with each other in various projects over the last three years, and Folly Group is a way of messing with form, structure and signifiers. Folly Group attempts to question the role of the band; it’s an allergic reaction to stasis.
Moreish Idols are a psychy-fishy-funky-progressive baseball battin 5 piece. Formed in Falmouth 3 years ago the 5 pals have made a home for themselves in the south London music scene. Over the last year of living in London the band have been developing their sound taking inspiration from a vast range of talented peers and collaborating with visual artists to expand the project. The recent release of their new singles ‘Mobile Phone’ and ‘Baseball’ mark a big turning point for the band, growing in popularity and gaining praise from the likes of DIY and Clash Magazine. Still perfecting their craft, Moreish Idols aim to tackle every gig with one objective and one objective only, leaving you wanting more.