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