London indie-quartet Malady are one of the latest signings to Nice Swan Records, who have had a knack for predicting who a lot of my favorite rock bands have been for the past year or so.
So I had high expectations when hearing the band’s debut offering London, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down,” which is indeed a play on LCD’s Soundsystem’s “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.”
The track finds a nice balance between a synth-driven pop sound and some 90s anthemic Brit-Rock with a youthful energy that is simply irressistable.
Frontman Percy Junior Cobbinah had this to say about the track:
I must’ve heard LCD Soundsystem’s ‘New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down’ and thought the love-hate sentiment behind the tune mirrored the feelings I had, and still have, with London. The topic of the tune isn’t news to anyone but it felt necessary to document the confusion and sadness felt by how inaccessible and hostile the city is becoming to live in for most ordinary people who have most, if not all, of their lives here.
Enjoy a listen to “London, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down” below now.