- How Can You Love Me Animal Noise 3:46
The new single ‘How Can You Love Me?’ with it’s earthy, organic production is described by Josh Sandifer Animal Noise’s lead vocalist: “We wanted to create a sense of intrigue and suspense in the intro of ‘How Can You Love Me’, it does this but leaves a lot of room to breathe, which makes a change from the way our songs usually take shape. The vocals tear in and occupy this breathing space prominently, the contradictory phrases used in the lyrics are meant to paint a picture of an unhealthy kind of obsession and the accompanying denial.
We wanted to leave a lot of space in the chorus between the phrases, the progression between the afro-beating static rhythm behind the main line and the deep pounding floor toms over the gaps does this nicely. Lyrically, it’s an overall bleakly themed song but the paradoxically upbeat infectiousness of the music counters this and restores a balance.”
Following the successful completion of their spring tour of the UK, during which they sold out their hometown show at Colchester Arts Centre, Animal Noise are hitting a series of summer festivals. They began this with a blistering show at the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park and are also set to appear at Standon Calling, Fling, Ramsbottom and Wilkestock.
The festival dates will see them playing their new material which has been picking up love from key tastemakers God Is In The TV, Louder Than War and Jammerzine. The ‘Sink Or Swim’ EP has also enjoyed early radio airplay from BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing and Soho Radio with a healthy momentum building.
Summer Festival Dates:
- July 23rd – Bay Days
- July 29th – Standon Calling
- July 30th – Swan Fest
- July 30th – Scarlet Festival
- September 3rd – Wilkestock
- September 17th – Ramsbottom Festival
- September 18th – Ramsbottom Festival
“[Sink or Swim is] folky at lower volumes and mathy at higher, bringing to mind Biffy Clyro before they went all dad rock. It’s an intriguing little curio of a track that certainly whets the appetite for the EP and more to come”
God is in the TV Zine
“[Sink or Swim] is quick, dirty, soulful and tuneful. It’s good stuff.”
Louder Than War
“Elements of folk music, progressive rock, punk, and psychedelic rock interact perfectly with each other to form a unique sonic signature I find captivating! And that’s saying nothing of the vocals. Goodness gracious the vocals! They’re rife with passion and conviction and the harmonies are superb.”
The Ripple Effect
“Baddow blew my socks off. It’s a wonderful piece of music, played from beginning to end with such fresh, ferocious energy.”
Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
“Baddow, it’s such a good tune.”
Maryanne Hobbs, Radio X (XFM)