"Drooligan comes with a really nice & interesting indie pop approach in their debut single "The Weather". The song is very creatively constructed with layers of sounds & melodies all coming from an 80's electric organ, the song gets advantage from this, prominently featuring a nice analog warmth that blend extremely well with the post-punk influenced vocal style. The general vibe is mostly filled with a sympathetic fun mood that grants the listener a somewhat old-school cheerful listening experience, it's quite out of the ordinary to be fair and in a very nice way. Drooligan may not be your ordinary synthpop sounding act, but can definitely offer something peculiar and attractive to most audiophile & audio enthusiasts."
by Synthpop Your World on 03-July-2019
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INSIDE THE TRACK: [artist's commentary]
In 2017 we went exploring through the abandoned rooms of a forgotten old social club in York. After kicking in the door of a former committee room and climbing over boxes of moulding Victorian photographs, we found…..well we didn’t know what it was. Something that looked like the lovechild of a keyboard and a minibar.
In fact, it was a Kawai X-430 electric organ, manufactured in Japan in 1984. We dragged it over to a socket, plugged it in, started pressing buttons and without anyone realising, Drooligan were having their first band practice.
Recording with the organ was an interesting experience. It’s not really a conventional instrument for a band to be using, so we just had to play it by ear. We were inventing a process as we went. But it’s exciting to be pushing into new territory,
Everything that you’re hearing on the track comes from the organ; beats, basslines, synths, strings. When we play the songs live we layer these parts up and the organ syncs them together automatically. But obviously we need to track each part separately when recording to have control in the mix. This can prove quite testing. It’s sort of like trying to capture a chord progression on guitar by recording each individual string separately.
“The Weather” is a song about fate, faith and taking control of your day to day life. It looks at superstitions in a world trying to be mindful; how we are often happy to hold ourselves back with the stories we tell ourselves about what’s going on in the world around us.