Let’s Go Safari are back with a stonking EP brimming full of meticulously messy, curiously quirky indie pop. Curiosity Killed…Let’s Go Safari’ is a 5-track collection of comparable to works by Bloc Party and The Glitterati, and is a soaring, upbeat record with some serious bite.
The EP was recorded earlier this year at The Ranch House in Southampton, through a relaxed and gentle process resulting in the band’s proudest work to date.
Let’s Go Safari (original members Ryan, Clive and Oli) are based in Bournemouth, Dorset and recently welcomed two new members into their guitar pop family: Lloyd and Graham, who were already friends and slot right into the existing chemistry of the band. They reckon Graham’s a bit of a swoonfest so look out for him and his growing fan club at shows.
Of their latest recording, Ryan says “we were able to transpose our heroes’ sounds and put our own stamp on it”. With a wide range of broad and complementary comparisons, the band are keen to honour the bands they love without underselling their talent.
Friday 26th April – From Above @ The Selkirk, London. Acoustic set supporting Fancy Dress Party.
Sunday 28th April – The Anvil, Bournemouth. “Curiosity Killed…Let’s Go Safari” EP Launch show. Tickets £4. Support tba.
Wednesday 8th May – The New Cross Inn, London.
Thursday 9th May – Mother Live, London
Thursday 11th July – RMA Tavern, Southsea
Sunday 14th July – The Lord Nelson, Poole
Friday 23rd August – Moreton Festival, Moreton, Dorset.
See the making of ‘Curiosity Killed…’ in a video here:
‘Curiosity Killed…Let’s Go Safari’ is released on 28 April 2013 via Red Dragon Records.