“Change of State” by Novella
UK band Novella, recently announced the release of their new album Change of State, the follow up to their debut LP Land. Novella is giving us a taste of the album, sharing the title-track and lead-single.
Following the band’s debut album the band toured extensively, traveling from one country to the next, and they have watched their home country of Britain change dramatically in social and political terms. Over the course of ten tracks, Novella take the time and space necessary to let the physical and ideological implications behind a changing state run rampant through themes that linger as much in topical discussion as they do in perennial reflections of human experience.
Recorded over the period of a few months in the Victorian bedroom studio of James Hoare (Ultimate Painting, Veronica Falls) on an old 1960’s 8-track, this set up forced Novella to utilize an economy of sound on Change of State. They discovered that there’s beauty in simplicity and restriction as nothing could be gratuitously added or subtracted with the click of a mouse. It lent, what the band call a little Joe Meek magic to the process, and what could have been an added pressure instead gave way to instinct: “The best songs we wrote were written towards the end of the sessions, when we had too little time to think too much about them”.
Change of State
1. Does The Island Know
2. Change Of State
5. A Thousand Feet
7. Come In
8. Four Colours
9. Side By Side
10. Seize The Sun
Looking for something new to listen to?
Sign up to our all-new newsletter for top-notch reviews, news, videos and playlists.