Hailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland, a cool city with a very diverse and interesting music scene, BOBSLED TEAM have been described as the lovechild of The Pixies and Sonic Youth, Neil Young singing over Wolf Alice, a mix of the Raincoats, Breeders and the Pastels, weird, jangly and dreamy. They have released three DIY singles so far, and today we are teaming up with both of them, Oliver (guitar, vocals) and Kimberley (bass, vocals), to give you some background and first-hand commentary about their work.
“90’s guitar riffs come crashing on a shore of melody and carefree pop sensibilities, as this mysterious young band make their mark in the purest of ways.” BBC Radio, Across the line, Introducing
The new single”Drive” shows BOBSLED TEAM’s skill in melding genres and addint it its own romantic twist. “Stick it on in the car and go for a drive late at night. Lots of melody and harmony in this one!” – comments the band.
Asked about their take on their sound and labels used to describe it, the duo offered: “We love hanging out at record shops looking for odd vinyl. There’s something magical about it. It’s great that streaming services give people access to music, but nothing will beat sitting down and listening to a vinyl spin on the record player. It gives off different sonic vibrations or something.”
Speaking of their inspirations, they add: “And we love art – we often head over to the Mac in Belfast to look at all manner of weird and wonderful goings – on in the exhibitions.”
BOBSLED TEAM have released two other singles earlier this Summer. Here’s what they had to say about each song:
“”You’re so Cool” is dreamy, lo-fi guitar noise. Kind of laid back, slacker vibes with big guitars and warm beat.”
“I remember a friend describing this as weird. We like weird. People seem to like the chorus in “This Pink Moon”. It makes them smile.”
Stay tuned for more new music from BOBSLED TEAM, including debut full-length, coming up next year.
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