Debuting: Habitats

Riveting bass lines, engrossing drum beats and intriguing chorus’ are all part of the groove which Habitats build their sound upon.

The band formed in Basingstoke and their debut release, the much loved Diamond Days EP, gained praise from fans and radio DJ’s alike such as Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens. Their elaborate, compelling sound has been obvious from the outset, and the EP’s title song ‘Diamond Days’ proved to be the greatest example of this so far.

“‘Boogie Waltzer’ boasts a catchy bass line that appears effortlessly hypnotic and, moreover, its complex drum beat instigates a frenzy of tapping feet”

The latest single, ‘Boogie Waltzer’, builds on their previous releases, not only emphasising a continuity of the groove but also an undeniable hint at the potential of their upcoming Jungles EP.  ‘Boogie Waltzer’ boasts a catchy bass line that appears effortlessly hypnotic and, moreover, its complex drum beat instigates a frenzy of tapping feet.

The chorus is most striking. The calls of “don’t you ever wanna feel like someone else tonight” create a strong sense of escapism, the opportunity to become someone else just for one evening through sound. This is further expressed in the recently released music video for the single, which exposes the escape of an ordinary office worker into a world of fantasy where the band dance around him in joyful abandon.

Habitats have recently embarked on a tour around the UK – their most notable date being at London’s Lexington where they played to an almost capacity crowd. Recently they recorded an array of songs at the Waterfront Studios in New York City, and the result of these studio sessions will form their latest EP Jungles which is to be released in February.

The band will play as part of ‘Hockney Live’ at Nottingham’s much loved venue, The Bodega, on the 24th of March.

Charlie Barnes

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