Bas Jan are back with so far two tracks from the forthcoming album ‘Back To The Swamp, available online before a full physical release around 10th November.
They are a four-piece multi-gender act based in London having made the step up from the Eigg-based Lost Map to their new home at Fire Records. It is hard to describe exactly what their sound is but it is distinctively them, perhaps a combination of Wet Leg-esque indiepop dexterity with something more proggy, with first track ‘At The Counter’ clocking in at over five minutes.
Second track ‘No Swamp’ has a well-spoken female voice referencing ‘Therapy’ while punchy bass and weaving synth lines warble about. Further references to psychological remoulding of people, and also maybe swamps – “I’d been hoping it would go away…”
The musical style also has an overlay of post-punk acts such as The Raincoats plus more contemporary act like Brenda. They play Glasgow’s Nice N Sleazy on November 3rd, and having witnessed them in live action a few years ago BM suggests readers that you get yourselves along there – there’s a good chance it may sell out!