Following the promising early singles “Fewer Closer Friends” and “Four Wheel Drive”, London quartet Folly Group have revealed plans for their debut EP, Awake and Hungry, which will come out on June 11 via So Young Records. Both previously mentioned singles will feature, as well as today’s new one “Sand Fight”. Of the song, the band says:
“‘Sand Fight’ was a total collaboration. We threw lyrical ideas and musical motifs at each other, and a song emerged that was, both lyrically and musically, a bit of an ode to childhood and being carefree. It became a collage made of symbols and signifiers of being young – both the positive experiences and myriad anxieties. It was one of the first tracks we wrote together, so to release it feels like a farewell to a formative sound and period in the same way.”
“Sand Fight” does often feel like four different youngsters chucking their ideas into the middle of the pit and seeing what sticks. Rather than make a mess, Folly Group combine their four minds and abilities into a slick, rumbling and battering song that zips along with youthful energy, particularly in the bass, which seems to hover as it moves, holding up the rest of the twitching track. They match this with lyricism that also evokes the nervous energy of childhood and adolescence, when you didn’t really know how to deal with these powerful emotions – and perhaps just kicking around some sand was the most effective outlet.