Bleach Lab Share New Single “Take It Slow”
July 21, 2022 BY Ken Li
South London-based band on the rise, Bleach Lab, have dropped their new single, ‘Take It Slow’, and announce their signing to Nettwerk (Mallrat, Perfume Genius, Ólafur Arnalds). Earning a devoted fan base with their first two EPs, including BBC 6Music and widespread press support, Bleach Lab are back with their summery, introspective track ‘Take It Slow’, poised for big things ahead.
Embracing personal growth and regaining control of feeling present, Bleach Lab masterfully weave nostalgic indie guitar melodies through warm, driving bass on ‘Take It Slow’. The track is a reminder to stop trying to cram yourself into a place you’ve outgrown, and to stop and smell the roses from time to time, “we’re moving too fast, take it slow, you’ve been trying to fit the space of a shape that you don’t know”.
With the accompanying visual for ‘Take It Slow’ following a stressed, overworked and lonely protagonist, leadsinger Jenna Kyle explains more about the track, “‘Take It Slow’ is about finding your way and not wanting to rush through life without taking time to appreciate the view. ‘Trying to fit the space of a shape that you don’t know’, refers to not getting stuck as someone that you don’t recognise by losing sight of yourself. It is very much about being and living in the moment, being present and trying to let go of anxieties of everyday life whilst trying to view things more positively”.
Watch The Official Video For “Take It Slow” HERE and below:
Take It Slow is available to stream/buy from here: https://bleachlab.ffm.to/takeitslow
Bleach Lab’s debut EP, A Calm Sense of Surrounding, finds them grappling with anger, denial, depression and acceptance through grief, in particular the loss of bassist Josh Longman’s father. Their second offering, Nothing Feels Real, arrived on 15th October just days ahead of their sold-out headline show at The Lexington. Produced by Stephen Street (The Cranberries, The Smiths, Blur), the EP surrounds the band’s processing of complex emotion and bravely baring their open-hearted vulnerability, striving to set boundaries personally and romantically. Inspired by past bands like The Sundays and The Cranberries, Nothing Feels Real is the document of a band who have vastly progressed both musically and emotionally. An EP that encourages deep introspection and engagement with one’s heaviness, and like Jenna Kyle finds, it might just help you find answers of your own.
Comprised of magnetic leadsinger Jenna Kyle, drummer Kieran Weston with his love for ethereal pop, guitarist Frank Wates’ knack for crystalline, dream-pop and bassist Josh Longman’s driving consistency and collaborative lyric work, Bleach Lab are a heady concoction. Hailing from Buckinghamshire, Bleach Lab are now based in South London, the band are an unmissable live act – having stepped up to a sold out crowd at Omeara in March 2022 and now set to play festivals across the UK this summer, finishing up in Autumn with headline shows in Bristol, Southampton and a huge London show at Lafayette on 11th November. Hotly tipped from the very first note they released, Bleach Lab are nuanced, captivating and certainly one of the most exciting new acts in the UK.
She joins Nettwerk’s expanding alt-indie pop roster that includes Jack River and Alex the Astronaut.
UK Headline Tour Dates:
23/07/22 – Sheffield, Tramlines Festival
24/07/22 – Oxford, Truck Fest
29/07/22 – Thirsk, Deer Shed Festival
28/08/22 – Leeds, This Must Be The Place
03/09/22 – Manchester, Psych Fest
03/11/22 – Bristol, Exchange (headline show)
04/11/22 – Southampton, Heartbreakers (headline show)
11/11/22 – London, Lafayette (headline show)
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