Chatterbox: BE GOOD

Hey, tell us a bit about yourself

Ash: Hey, we’re a 4-piece making oddball pop music from our house in East Oxford. Charlie and I met at a ceramics evening-class ages ago. I was making a very challenging pot. We moved in together, started recording music late at night, and brought in James and Patrick to complete the line-up.

Charlie: When we first started hanging out we were listening to a lot of doo-wop and soul, but we all ended up gravitating towards R&B and old pop music. I guess we kinda see our music as a representation of those genres through a weird suburban lens.

Where did the new single come from?

Ash: I went to a new year’s eve party a few years ago and was in a bad mood. I fell asleep in a hearth while people were still dancing and woke up to the new year covered in soot. I was recently reminded of that night because I’d been thinking a lot about rebirth and the myth of Persephone, so I decided to write a song about it. When it came down to the recording and production, we tried to capture that woozy end-of-the-night feeling with a lazy shuffle beat and wobbly brass synths.

Is there more content in the pipeline?

Charlie: We’ve got some more singles lined up for the next few months and we’ll probably bundle them up for an EP at the end of the year. We’re also shooting a couple of music viddies at the moment. One of them involves a man full-on making out with a supermarket fridge. It’s gross and wonderful.

What’s on the horizon for you?

Charlie: More tunes, more shows.

Ash: More ceramics.

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