Bristol and Manchester’s electronic duo Getdown Services have released their latest single ‘I Wish It Didn’t Bother Me’. The track is taken from their forthcoming debut album Crisps, due November 9th via Breakfast Records.
Getdown Services have made a name for themselves on the DIY music scene with their popular live performances that tend to sell out quickly, and their cynical lyrics that seem to speak to a disillusioned generation. Never taking themselves too seriously, the new track however presents a departure from the silliness towards a more sombre sound.
One half of Getdown Services, Josh Law, says: “I have quite a negative outlook by nature and this song is about when that makes me feel alienated. It’s about feeling frustrated that I’m focusing so much on the crap branding of the restaurant I’m in that I’m not really paying attention to what any of the people I’m with are saying.”
The duo have stepped away slightly from their infamous spoken-word lyrics to more melodic vocals, standing in stark contrast to the gloomy and bleak themes. The track lets the listener see into Josh’s head, as if overthinking on his behalf. While it might be almost claustrophobic at times, the song still does a lot to showcase a sense of humour – Getdown Services stay true to form in that aspect.
Seeing the duo step out of their comfort zone and exploring the depth of their sound is refreshing, and if ‘I Wish It Didn’t Bother Me’ is a taste of what is to come on their debut album, we are in for a treat.
Words: Clara Bullock // Photo: Vincent Arbelet
‘I Wish It Didn’t Bother Me’ is out now via Breakfast Records, taken from their debut album ‘Crisps’, out November 9th. Stream the singles and pre-order the album via Bandcamp.