The British IBM are aptly named.
There's something innately British about the group, in their approach, subject matter and execution. New track 'We Were The Stars' has a wistful, self-deprecating feel, with the Cambridge trio at times recalling Camera Obscura in their awkward glamour.
Adrian Killens explains:
“It started out life as a simple acoustic song and grew into something slightly more orchestral after we began to layer string sections played by the awesome Anna Scott who also appeared on our first album. After talking to a church band that happened to be rehearsing in the studio one day, I got to asking about choirs – one thing led to another and a few of choir members came in one Saturday morning. Lyrically it’s quite a dark track, although it may not sound like it, about the self-realisation of a business man coming to terms with his complete lack of empathy and realising that possessing this quality will actually lead to a fairly stress free life in which he can thrive.”
Clash is able to premiere the cute animated clip for 'We Were The Stars' – check it out now.
The British IBM's new album 'Psychopaths Dream In Black and White' will be released on September 4th.