About Group New single “Don’t Worry” Released on digital download May 30 on Domino
aaamusic | On 19, Apr 2011
“Tantalisingly good…has a peculiar charm” – Uncut
“Exquisite” – Dazed and Confused
“Don’t Worry” is the new single released from About Group’s second album, “Start and Complete”, and quite possibly one of the loveliest, most straightforward pop songs the band have recorded to date.
Warmly engaging and gorgeously soulful, the beautiful classicism of “Don’t Worry” belies the brilliantly eclectic way it came together, with the band recording the entire album in one day at Abbey Road, based on tracks written by Taylor over the last few years. Some – but not all the members, were given the tracks beforehand, with the goal being, in essence, that no one member would know the songs well enough to have specific parts, or be prevented from playing the first thing that came into their head. The result was an endlessly inventive album run almost entirely on instinct and musical intuition, with “Don’t Worry” being one of the sublime high points.
Also, following rare live stints at Cafe Oto and Dazed Live the past few months, About Group will be playing some more shows this coming summer, with a May headline show of their own at Water Rats, followed by a set at Field Day in August.
- Don’t Worry
UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS
May 11 – Water Rats, Camden
August 6 – Field Day, London
About Group are:
Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now, Monkey Puzzle Trio, Clear Frame)
John Coxon (Spring Heel Jack, Spiritualized)
Pat Thomas (has played with Derek Bailey, Tony Oxley, Jimmy Carl Black and Eugene Chadbourne amongst countless others)
Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)