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Bandicoot Return With New Single ‘Life Death and Other Things’ – Out Now via Libertino

October 16, 2021

Bandicoot Return With New Single ‘Life Death and Other Things’

Out Now via Libertino

Bandicoot back with a brand new single, ‘Life Death and Other Things’ after a summer of re-establishing themselves as one of Wales’s most exciting live bands. Taking its influence from Randy Newman, Bowie’s ‘Station to Station’ and Scott Walker, ‘Life Death and Other Things’ is yet another bold move from a band who are steadily building an envious back catalogue on their journey towards a remarkable debut album.

Vocalist Rhys Underdown explains the story of ‘Life, Death and Other Things’ creation:

Life, Death and Other Things is a song about songwriting. It captures the frustrations that come with compressing the whole world and all living experience into three minutes and a few words. It describes the surreality of waking up in unrecognisable nightmarish places, and the impossibility of really saying what you mean. It tries to bridge the overwhelming feeling of distance separating yourself from the world around you, an attempt to understand life, death, and everything in between”

Libertino · Bandicoot – Life Death and Other Things

Bandicoot showcases their enthralling energy straight off the mark with their latest ensemble. This raucous power commits to the composition and consumes the audience immediately. The sweeter percussive push commences the release with this distinguished, angular, and obscure electric thrust that oscillates through the atmosphere. The keys emerge and playfully bring this elevated attribute into the release whilst the drum shuffles and distorted sustained notes thrive amongst the structure.

As with their previous releases and present throughout the new single, Bandicoot builds this mammoth world filled with rhythmic passages and suddenly you are in the middle of this overwhelming soundscape of giant proportions packed with abrasive shuffles, dynamic tones, and this daring attitude. The melodic vocal harmonies paint a clear picture within the arrangement, the unique character of the vocal melodies add this additional immersive element and the audience finds themselves hooked on the lyrics.

Utilizing their ability to build multiple layers into their instrumentation and showcasing this complex chaos of tones, instruments, and this vital intensity that engulfs your full attention. Bandicoot creates something that leaves this essential impression. Easily one of the most promising acts around right now, there’s no way you can’t be impressed by the energy and the mesmerizing tracks this outfit produce.

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