OK MAYBE OK
New music from Norwich synth-pop band
We’ve been beavering away at new tracks and now we’re back with OK MAYBE OK – a song that builds electronic beats and walls of sound, looping dirty bass lines against pumping synths and scuzzy guitars.
OK MAYBE OK is the first in a series of new singles from Mega Emotion and is released on 13 January 2017 – ahead of their debut album, tentatively titled Move, Motherf*cker. The track got its first airing on X Radio thanks to John Kennedy, and has been played by BBC Introducing.
OK MAYBE OK sounds like hearing Sleaford Mods being duffed up by the Pixies, or Metronomy soiling themselves to Crystal Castles.
The track is a howl of anguish and desperation against a slack, bouncing beat. There are walls of guitars. There are squelching basslines. There are headache-inducing drones. And there are, let us not be coy about this, cowbells.
The band say the song is just ‘what came out’ when they went into the studio to record their debut album during the UK referendum and in the lead-up to the US presidential election.
Panicked vocals respond to world gone totally ape-sh*t and the ranting lyrics deal with the terror of bringing a child into this chaos. Iain pleads: ‘Maybe we can make it through…?’ amidst mention of Exorcet missiles, painkillers, and a blood-curdling scream that is more a wide-eyed question than a statement… ‘OK?’
Mega Emotion have a DIY ethos, and self-released their demo Fake Feelings EP on cassette, with fans who pre-ordered enjoying a unique track recorded especially for them by the band.
Their debut single proper Uncomfortable was released last year by cassette label Post/Pop Records who have released tracks by Everything Everything, Pulled Apart By Horses, Ash, and Daphne and Celeste.
The band’s self-released debut BRAINS won Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable on BBC 6 Music. Their demo material has also been play-listed as a 6 Music Recommends track of the week and they have been championed by both BBC Introducing and XFM.
‘Part Pixies noise-fest, part 80s synth sunset….makes me want to rip out my sh*tty broken spine and flop around on a dance floor having fun.’ – The 405
‘Robed like some weird cult….Throbbing Gristle meets Young Fathers’ – Outline Magazine
Live shows see the trio in full ceremonial monochrome robes. They play drums and percussion over electronic beats and build walls of sound looping dirty baselines against pumping synths and scuzzy guitars.
They have played for John Kennedy’s Remedy showcase in London, and supported the likes of Dan Croll, Thumpers, Lonelady, DRONES CLUB and Yuck.
The trio spent the summer of 2016 recording their debut album in the darkest depths of Norfolk at Sickroom Studios. It is set for release in 2017.