Track Of The Day: Fran Lobo – ‘Monster’

Jagged electronics, pulsing beats and striking vocals permeate ‘Monster’, the latest single from London-based artist Fran Lobo. Lifted from her new EP Brave, which is set for release on 19th June via via Slow Dance Records, the track is a collaborative effort exploring the frustrations surrounding identity, relationships, and reality.

Speaking about the track, Fran explains: “[It] started from a jam on a Volca sample I’d bought myself, and evolved into an embodiment of frustration with identity, relationships and dreams/reality. The song includes the voices of Deep Throat Choir, LIPS and the Roundhouse Choir, Jemma Freeman on guitar, [and] samples, rare drum machines and synthesisers”.

Fran’s fusion of voices, sounds, and themes makes ‘Monster’ a cohesive, impressive listen. The track is accompanied by a set of visuals that also hold significance for the artist: “The video is a journey from London to Southern India and back, exploring the displacement and search for identity experienced as a child of the diaspora. It deals with the idea of family, belonging and friendship and in doing so, asks audiences to question their own sense of identity.”

Watch the video for ‘Monster’ below, and follow Fran Lobo on Facebook & Spotify for more updates.

Photo credit: El Hardwick

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

LISTEN: LIME – ‘Surf n Turf’

With a sound as refreshing as the citrus fruit they’re named after; LIME‘s latest single ‘Surf n Turf’ is a catchy slice of surf-pop joy. The band have turned the experience of having an unwanted confrontation on a night out, in to an easy-going ear worm.

Coming together from across the UK, the four-piece band mix elements of psych, indie, and other genres to create their buoyant guitar tunes. Accompanied by a kaleidoscopic set of visuals (directed and produced by Jay Bartlett), ‘Surf n Turf’ brims with indie melodies, energetic vocals, and plenty of attitude.

We can’t wait to see them live at our GIHE gig at The Finsbury Pub supporting Jemma Freeman & The Cosmic Something on 8th May (Free entry. Event details here.) Watch the video for ‘Surf n Turf’ below, and follow LIME on Facebook & Spotify for more updates.

Photo credit: Julia Nala

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut