Cola Share New Single ‘Bitter Melon’

    Cola – the project of former Ought members Tim Darcy and Ben Stidworthy and US Girls drummer Evan Cartwright – have returned with a new single, ‘Bitter Melon’. It follows last year’s ‘Keys Down If You Stay’. Check it out below, along with the band’s upcoming tour dates.

    “This one started with a demo brought in by Ben,” Darcy explained in a statement. “The vocals and lyrics came naturally from the backlit, brooding atmosphere of the music. I wrote what was almost a piece of fiction (fleshed out in the accompanying zine we’ve released) where a person is up in the middle of the night studying ‘the gloss’–additional comments written in the margins of a book. In my mind the text was like the rind of a fruit surrounding something, maybe even written at an earlier point by the reader themselves. The motorik drums and chiming guitars are guided by the bass on this song, something not unusual for us but the bass really provides a compelling longform melody on this song. The track has the energy of a full moon or some kind of fertile dark / gaia-facing productive spirit to me.”

    Cola’s debut LP, Deep in View, came out in 2022.

    Cola 2024 Tour Dates:

    May 9 – Rotterdam, NL – V11
    May 10 – Eindhoven, NL – Alstadt
    May 11 – Luxembourg – Out of The Crowd Festival
    May 14 – Birkenhead, UK – Future Yard
    May 15 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
    May 17 – London, UK – The George Tavern
    May 17 – London, UK – The George Tavern

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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