Hailing from the booze-soaked bordellos of Hull, Infidels provide the soundtrack to a film in your head; a shimmering cinematic score that provokes and soothes in equal measure.
Both timely and timeless, the band’s influences are as wide-reaching and as disparate as Infidels themselves, with nods to the likes of JJ Cale and Burt Bacharach merging with their deep-seated grooves and effortless, easy-going flair.
Previous tracks such as the brooding atmospheric ‘See Red’ and euphoric recent single ‘How About You’ move the body and lodge themselves firmly in the mind, glittering bright and hard. West Coast craft meets East Coast soul; let this beautiful noise become your spirit guide through the mess of these modern days and beyond
The band’s latest single, ‘Black Apple’, fits neatly into Infidels’ established canon, well pushing them forward. Described by previous singer Andy Towse as being “Firstly…gibberish but when the melody came I had an image of Princes Ave on a rainy day. I filled in the words with why I’d be out there on a day like that. And it was a vision of storming out of a house after an argument. And reading a ‘novel’ somebody text you afterward, on your black apple iPhone. Then finding someone new on your black apple iPhone.”
“I sang what I felt and because it was with these gents the melody came easy and comfortable.”
Though its narrative might be semi-hinged on technology, the track itself, like those it comes after, could come from any era, and indeed, any location, such is its universal appeal.
Hey guys, thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. How’s it going? You’ve just released your new single Black Apple. Can you tell us a bit about it?
This is what Andy says on the lyrics he wrote
What colour is your apple? These guys play music different to what I would usually play but I wrote these words the way I would usually write. Stood in the room at the mic while they played, I sang what I felt and because it was with these gents the melody came easy and comfortable. Firstly it was gibberish but when the melody came I had an image of princes Ave on a rainy day. I filled in the words with why I’d be out there on a day like that. And it was a vision of storming out of a house after an argument. And reading a ‘novel’ somebody text you afterward, on your black apple iPhone. Then finding someone new on your black apple iPhone. Loved working with these sages. Definitely a vibe.
The track’s been released via Fast & Bulbous. How important do you think small independent labels such as this are to bands like yourselves?
I think they are very important because they create a sense of community between bands and Artists who can support and promote each other as well as creating an identity for them ,I.m really pleased we are on the same label with Bunkerpop,Sarah Shiels and deckie learner amongst others.
With gigs back on the cards for everyone, have you got much planned as the year progresses?
Yeah so we are nearly finished our debut album and will be looking to release it in the not too distant and then obviously want to get out of town on the gig circuit,as it has come to pan out we have only done a handful of local gigs because of the pandemic but we are getting really tight and looking forward to getting out there,so any promoters please get in touch.
Finally, any parting words of wisdom you want to leave our readers with?
Yes please support local upcoming bands now we are allowed to enjoy ourselves again get out there to local gigs,buy the tshirt and go bananas.Bring down the Government.