Listen To The New Single from Zola Blood
London four-piece Zola Blood return with the next cut from their debut album Infinite Games.
Islands continues the band’s brand of brooding electronic pop, propelled by a repetitive arpeggio and staccato hand claps, before dropping to a huge synth line and soaring crescendo. Duncan Toothill (George FitzGerald/Little Cub) provides some extra synth work and Boxed In’s Oli Bayston is on mixing duties.
Explaining the idea behind the lyrics, singer Matt said, “A friend of mine was telling me about an evening she spent with her boyfriend of the time, getting rained on all night in a tent and said in passing that they felt like an island. That imagery just stuck in my head. The track is about drifting off with someone, forgetting who you are or where you’re supposed to be.”
Infinite Games will be released early 2017. You can pre-order the album here. Zola Blood will play The Pickle Factory on 19 January.
Zola Blood are Matt, Ed, Sam & Paul. Based in Hackney Wick, the band have been putting out their music on Pond life Records (home of Talk Talk) since 2014.
“The London band have a thing for ambient electronica, thumping percussion and ethereal vocals…tantalising.” The FADER
“Equal parts melodic, futuristic and with an eye on classic techno sounds.” Complex
“Bubbling electronica, dark pulses that flicker like passing streetlights and floaty cooed vocals” The Line of Best Fit