Brighton band Bloom have had their music described as being ‘synth/indie astral space pop’ and whilst that seems quite a mouthful, it’s a good summation of their catchy, left field sound. Watch the video for Ground – their current single and first burst of new music since 2016’s What Is Life.
Indie electro rock at its best, the track has a very reassuring and comforting sound, with Emily Cluley and Megan Clifton’s harmonies contributing to that soothing sensation. The percussion has a funky feel at times, and when allied with the occasionally booming, spacey synths, helps create an ambience of emotional and physical weightlessness.
Lyrically the song and its accompanying video cover more rocky terrain, exploring in an abstract but highly visual manner some of the psychological trials and tribulations we can go through in life.
While vocalist Clifton referring to the song as being “essentially a reflection of the darkest parts of ourselves” and represents what the band describe as “the wordless, alien void”, Ground is a rewarding and pleasurable listen.
Bloom is part of a double A-side single along with Escape, both songs are self-released digitally and on a limited run of 300 violet 7” vinyl versions via Bandcamp. Check out their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feeds to find out more.