South East London duo Familiar Action have dropped the lead single from their forthcoming album, Familiar Action, due out this May. Bringing their signature brand of art-rock to the track, Nausea is built around spiky guitar and the duo's distressed and rambling vocals.
Sonically sounding like it belongs in a Tim Burton film such as Beetlejuice, the avant-garde release brings a surrealist sense of humour, whilst fusing together a pop-structure with dissonant melodies and chord patterns that work in unison to create the uneasy, and sometimes spooky, sonic atmosphere. Conceptually, the songs lyricism conveys vivid imagery that spark introspective thought, focusing on emotion and inner thoughts as opposed to one succinct narrative.
The musical project of brothers Tom and Ned Armstrong, played alongside Spang Sisters and John Mryrtle since the release of their debut single, Hand That Takes. Inspired by the likes of Brian Eno, Cardiacs and Talking Heads, their debut album is set to bombastic melodies whilst playing with and juxtaposing differing vocal styles.
Nausea is out now via Full Power Records. Familiar Action is out May 6.