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London Grunge-Pop Trio GOLD BABY Announce Debut EP Rabbits

18th February 2021

Dreamy North London grunge-pop trio GOLD BABY are pleased to announce details of their debut EP Rabbits, set for release on 26th March 2021 and supported by Help Musicians.

As a first taste of the record, the band have today unveiled the video for lead single ‘Captain Dorego’, which is out now on all good DSPs.

“‘Captain Dorego’ is about feeling overwhelmed,”says vocalist Siân Alex. “It was initially inspired by ‘Big Rock Candy Mountain’, that old country song from the 1920s about a ‘hobo’s idea of paradise’—a modern version of the medieval concept of Cockaigne.”

“I wanted to write an even more modern version now that life is busier than ever and it’s so easy to feel like there are a million versions of life that you could or should be living that aren’t your reality. It’s crowded with ideas, and I guess that’s the point…it’s about craving something simpler, having a busy brain and wanting to go and live in a cabin in the woods or spend all day fishing, but not being sure what you really want at all.”

Directed by filmmaker Moin Hussain and shot at Centre17 in Walthamstow, the concept for the video ties into the lyrical themes of the single—dreaming of another world or life where things are simpler.

“I think the tagline we initially had was: woman escapes the mundanity of her life attending a line dancing class and falling into a daydream / alternative reality,” explains Alex. “I spent a load of time watching daft youtube videos teaching my lanky limbs some simple line dance moves. Centre17—a performance venue near us in Walthamstow dedicated to community engagement—let us use their space to film it. The dancers are all friends of the band; amazing people who gave their time not really knowing what to expect, and who mostly didn’t know each other. We weren’t sure how it was going to go but they all nailed it and it ended up such a weird fun day.”

With their dreamy grunge-pop fermented in the knotty impatience and potent vulnerability of songwriter Siân Alex, North London outfit Gold Baby serve an own-brand concoction of confessional indie-pop.

Armed with a band name and a handful of songs, Alex moved to London from her hometown of Nottingham in 2018 and set about finding musicians who would help her to tell her short stories.

Packaging cryptic lyricism and delicately fractured guitar parts with surges of power-pop and feedback, Gold Baby now consists of Siân, Sara (Kleppe, bass) and Scott (Hislop, drums). The band have released a handful of standalone singles over the past three years, gaining early blog support from Loud Women, Get In Her Ears, For The Rabbits, Secret Meeting and more.

The Rabbits EP was produced by Ian Flynn at werkhouse.uk, and mastered by Pete Mayer with original artwork by Alex. Further details TBA.

Debut EP Rabbits is released 26th March 2021

Rabbits EP track listing:

1. Bodie
2. 2041
3. Betty
4. Captain Dorego