Twelve days into 2024 and already we have an absolute gem. So Young records unleash the debut album from London's Folly Group, and it is instant and startling. Their two EP's from 2021 on So Young and 2002 on Technicolour / Ninja Tunes wet the appetite, but now comes the main course. Drawing from post-punk, dub, hip-hop, electronic dance music and traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms, Folly Group have established themselves amongst UK experimental rock's new leading lights. Marrying open-hearted lyricism with furiously inventive self-production, this bracing, complex record lends a genuinely original voice to a familiar theme: alienation in modern Britain.
Recommended if you like… Black Country, New Road, Bloc Party, Yard Act, Black Midi, Dry Cleaning and Shame.