Hastings Trio Borough Council join the Speedy Wunderground Singles series with spiralling new single ‘Casino’
This opener of Borough Council’s live sets was the first song Speedy Wunderground producer Dan Carey heard them play, and which impressed the esteemed producer enough to bring the band (and their mum) back to his South London studio that very same night. And ‘Casino’, the eventual result of this partnership, is one the musical deities have smiled favourably upon.
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Sounding like the spiritual successor to Miss Tiny’s raggedy garage earworms, zesting the track to scrumptious taste is Borough Council’s flair for a ghostly, psych-bitten groove. As forlorn vocals and phantasmal synths groan on the margins like urgent, uneasy thinking, the track’s highest roller is that brittle, chugging chord-riff: locked into the drums by a thousand rivets, hewn to the bassline by a thousand more; swirling within itself, like frothing milk, before heating up, foaming over and drowning everything.
As debut single ‘Prescribed’ brought us a first taste of Borough Council’s, moody and deeply absorbing indie rock, ‘Casino’ is it’s 4K HD follow-up, with all the band’s charming, elusive qualities rendered in the clearest and most sparkling light.
Photo by Leo Nakamura-Wear
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