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George Ward
George Ward

Freelance journalist based in Bristol. Can be found at the Grain Barge, Rough Trade or in his tiny basement bedroom writing for CLUNK.

Bristol/Manchester duo Getdown Services drop laid-back and surprisingly sweet single ahead of debut album ‘Crisps’

Getdown Services are known for their catchy electronic beats, witty lyricism and a healthy dose of cynicism. Listening to ‘Cream Of The Crop’ with its jabs on consumerism and hipster culture or ‘Get Back Jamie’ with its jabs on… Jamie Oliver… you might think you know what to expect from a Getdown Services track.

‘I Wish It Didn’t Matter’ is here to prove you wrong. The track is a sincere, honest and genuinely sweet reflection on alienation and feeling out of place. “Am I having fun or am I only watching it?” they ask.

Replacing the usual bubbly synths for a lo-fi guitar line and production, the track has a charmingly fuzzy feel to it. A stylophone line sings quietly in the background, dueting with the vocal line. In a similar way to The Bug Club, who they are playing several gigs with later this year, it is not a complicated track, but instead one that gets straight to the point and does so in a catchy, memorable way.

Vocally, this is a nice change from the sarcastic spoken vocals of previous tracks and should provide some variety in their upcoming debut album ‘Crisps’. If these recent tracks are anything to go by, it should be one of your most anticipated releases of the year.

Debut album ‘Crisps’ is out on 9th November via Breakfast Records.

Listen to ‘I Wish It Didn’t Bother Me’ here:

For Fans Of: The Bug Club, Parquet Courts

Catch Getdown Services at the following:

YES Basement, Manchester – 7th October

Le Pub, Newport (w/ The Bug Club) – 11th October

Moles, Bath (w/ The Bug Club) – 17th October

Sŵn Festival, Cardiff – 20th-22nd October

The Baths, Ipswich (w/ The Bug Club) – 27th October

The Black Prince, Northampton (w/ The Bug Club) – 28th October

Lubber Fiend, Newcastle – 16th November

Santiago, Leeds – 17th November

Alder Bar, Sheffield – 18th November

The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham – 21st November

Chameleon Cafe, Nottingham – 22nd November

The Loft, Portsmouth (w/ The Heebie Jeebies)  – 23rd November

Pebbles Tavern, Watchet – 24th November

The Loft, Southampton – 26th November

Move, Exeter – 27th November

Rossi Bar, Brighton – 29th November

The George Tavern, London – 30th November

Let us know what you think!