Bungalow has released their new video for the single titled ‘The Flicknife’. Like a rage against the pop machine, Bungalow set forth their brilliant rock-pop sound with a fusion of indie and originality by delivering a track worth any playlist.
The song is as infectious as it is memorable. That chugging beat and bass rooting the lush keys and guitar take this song to a new level of originality by making fan retention an art form.
Having received consistent support on BBC Radio 1, and placements across Spotify Editorial playlists across their first three releases, the band once again showcase their rich musicality and emotive songwriting on the new single.
Written, produced by the band’s lead member Joe Russell Brown before then being mastered by Jason F Parker, ‘The Flicknife’ wastes no time creating a subtle yet still energetic indie soundscape of driving drums, plucky bass, strummed acoustic, bright analogue synths and e-bow guitars. Vibrant, warming and carrying an undercurrent of fragility, the track’s instrumentation ebbs and flows under melancholic and effortlessly captivating lead vocal to create a sound akin to the likes of Local Natives, Future Islands and The National.
As the track develops, growing through its A-B-A-B structure the story telling lyricism offers a central focal point for the track before exploding into a climactic, intense and expressive guitar solo to close out the track.
Speaking about the single Joe explains: “The Flicknife is a true story, about a friend getting a knife pulled on him in McDonald’s car park in Didsbury or somewhere exciting like that. Everyone was fine. It was recorded 5 years after it was written, which is not usually fun but came out very easy. It’s us trying to sound like Bruce Springsteen and probably missing the mark. Still good though.”
With a strikingly complete sound despite only releasing three singles so far, Bungalow have established themselves as one to watch ahead of the release of more new material.