ARC047: Navvy - Disco
3. My New Building (Pygmy Globetrotters Remix)
On 'Disco' the first single from their debut album 'Idyll Intangible', Navvy take on favourite teen activity, dancing.
Far from being a celebration of cutting loose - 'Disco' is instead a somewhat troubled tale of an outsider looking in. Whilst a pounding bass drum and synth are perfect noisy, shouty, throwaway fun and the song is highly dancable and catchy, it is totally wrongfooted by the lyrics, making it a perfect introduction to Navvy's unusual and beguilingly choppy sound.
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Formed from parts of several underground Sheffield bands including Texas Pete, In Theory and the incredible Wisconsin Death Trip - and by advertising in the local laundrette, Navvy are a 4 piece pop combo from Sheffield (via Derbyshire, Wales and Oxford).
Choppy discombobulates Navvy were recently filmed by BeatCast at their London Macbeth show.
See them on one of the following dates.
Listen again to their 6 Music session.
This week's NME seems to be mostly dedicated to Navvy
Navvy's debut album 'Idyll Intangible' is released next Monday