Leeds’ Gang of Four are often described as a post-punk band but that term doesn’t do justice to the melange of rock, funk and dub that permeates much of the sound. New track Lucky illustrates this perfectly – check out the video below.
Lucky is from the band’s latest Complicit EP and also provides an insight to the quartet’s upcoming album which is due out September 2018. Featuring backing vocals from Nova Twin’s Amy Love (she’ll also make appearances on the album), it’s a jagged, upfront rock song, maintaining the band’s signature sound whilst still sounding fresh and edgy.
Andy Gill’s guitar playing and John Sterry’s spiky vocals spark off each other as the rhythm section of Thomas McNiece (bass) and Tobias Humble (drums) creates a tight, defiant bedrock. Now in to their fifth decade, Gang of Four are as fresh and original as ever.
Gill says: “Lucky is about how luck defines more than we imagine. You might think of the words from Macbeth concerning life being an hour upon the stage where the walking shadow struts and frets but can change nothing. A parallel idea is that luck may have as much impact on the course of a life than anything an individual does. As in Sartre’s ‘les jeux sont faits’, action, truth, morality will always play second fiddle to luck.”.
For more information on the track and EP, follow this link. The band will be playing Shiiine On and Indie Daze in the coming months; both great opportunities to experience the band’s electric live performances.