“Indigo” By Bleach Lab
UK band Bleach Lab recently returned with “Indigo” The track is inspired by being in a harmful relationship with somebody who repeatedly tries to convince you they’re sorry. Josh explains, “I started writing this with the chorus first and without a track for it in mind at the time. I liked the idea of an 80s movie where there’s a man trying to apologize and get his girl back by playing music out of a boombox while she sits on the window ledge. I thought it’s funny that it’s romanticized in film but it would never happen in real life. So I tried to play on that a bit and relate it to repetition and how it would look like if it happened today.”
Bleach Lab have experimented without restriction, dipping their toes into unfamiliar genres to fully work out what kind of band they are, what works best for them, and where to go next. “We’re all very conscious about not making music that just replicates or sounds exactly the same as what we’ve done before,” guitarist Frank Wates reflects. “There have been a lot of quite big jumps in terms of influences and sound between all of our releases, and I think that’s an important part of our creative process.”
Frontperson Jenna Kyle, Bleach Lab is joined by drummer Kieran Weston, guitarist Frank Wates and bassist Josh Longman. 2021 saw the four-piece make their mark with the release of their first two EPs, A Calm Sense of Surrounding and Nothing Feels Real, the latter produced by Stephen Street (The Cranberries, The Smiths, Blur). With one eye cast towards the band’s enduring 90s influences present in previous releases, 2022’s If You Only Feel It Once drove the bands vision forward – delving deeper into poppier, more modern sounds. It’s through this dichotomy that Bleach Lab shine, having achieved their intention alongside producer Duncan Mills (Peace, The Vaccines, Jake Bugg). Today’s release of “Indigo” sees Bleach Lab take another step forward, setting the tone for a big 2023 to come.
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