Words: Steve Willcox
In a world full of change, last year was the one Brighton/London band Foundlings got in a pickle with some music bigwigs in the USA, subsequently forcing them to change their name to Hadda Be (taken from Allen Ginsberg’s poem ‘Hadda Be Playing on the Jukebox’).
First new track 'Another Life' under their new moniker comes along with recent introduction of Ben on bass, who, with his love of all things electronica, has enabled Hadda Be to combine their previous work with new energy and a punchier sound.
Recorded last year at the Brighton Road Studio, the track starts with a flourish of Matthew’s guitar licks combined with generous helping of Olly's drums. The song is straight out the gate sonically, but combine that with innocence of Amber’s vocals and some under the shelf bass-notes, creates a great tune about how we see ourselves in rose-tinted glasses compared to the hard reality of the ‘real’ you.
With their debut album being released on April 30 through the Last Night From Glasgow label, the future’s secure for these fuzzy indie-pop darlings.