Brooklyn based group Bambara have shared their thrilling new single 'Serafina'.
The group formed around brothers Reid and Blaze Bateh, who emerged from the underground sprawl of Athens, Georgia.
Later relocating to Brooklyn as a three-piece, Bambara's shuddering post-punk sound recalls The Birthday Party in its sheer visceral impact, or even Bauhaus in its resolute commitment to shades of black.
New project 'Stray' is, they admit, "a death-obsessed album" but that doesn't mean there are shards of light attempting to break through the gloom.
Take new single 'Serafina'. Driven by that spine-shattering bassline, the yearning vocals seem to leap out of the speaker, embracing life with a quite shocking intensity.
"I wanted 'Serafina' to feel different," says Reid. "I wanted the song to radiate a sort of wild-eyed hope. A youthful disregard for death itself. Serafina and Sadie live exactly how they want to live, exploring their love for one another before a backdrop of flames."
"The knowledge of their own mortality takes nothing from their enthusiasm for life. If anything, they see it as a challenge they might one day overcome together. When they say, 'We’ll never die...' I want it to feel like they might actually have a shot."
Tune in now.
Bambara will release new album 'Stray' on February 14th. Catch the band at the following shows:
19 Bristol Simple Things Fest
20 Cardiff SWN Fest
22 Manchester Soup Kitchen
23 Leeds Hyde Park Book Club
25 Sheffield Record Junkie
26 Glasgow The Poetry Club
28 Brighton Green Door Store
29 London Sebright Arms
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