Track Of The Day 20/4 – Moreish Idols


Moreish Idols have never sought to be defined, to be hemmed in.

As a group, they thrive on possibility, a helter-skelter fusion of jazz, dub, punk, and Krautrock that asks questions of themselves, and their audience.

New single 'Speedboat' is out now on Speedy Wunderground, a label renowned for its golden touch.

Helmed, as ever, by the redoubtable Dan Carey, it's a dazzling display of possibility, with its 7/8 time signature lending the song an air of incompletion.

Continually looking for new information, new input, 'Speedboat' is also a dazzling pop song, albeit expressed in a ruthlessly complex manner.

Frontman Jude Lilley has the following to say about the single: "When I was about 18 I stopped off in Venice with some friends after a festival. One hot afternoon in our grubby clothes, we managed to find a place doing pizza slices and beer for a couple of euros. Hidden away from the intimidatingly glamorous tourists we sat on a jetty and tucked into our newly purchased treats."

"As we were chatting away over our lunch, we were interrupted by a thumping kick drum echoing through the canal. The kick grew louder and louder until a white speedboat drifted at full speed into our view and pulled up to the jetty. EDM blasted from the boat, as a slick, well built man in wrap around shades and a red polo shirt inspected his vast pile of parcels. He bent down, grabbed a stack and hopped off the boat."

"After making the drop at the house behind us, he hopped back into the motor and shot off into the canals. That’s when I knew: I wanted to be a postman in Venice."

Something very exciting indeed, 'Speedboat' marked this Cornish collective as a group to keep tabs on.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Holly Whitaker

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