Listen: After London ‘Do You Want Another World?’

Sweetness and snarl in equal measure is the card up After London’s sleeve for their latest single, ‘Do You Want Another World?’. The gritty indie-rock outfit have earned accolades which […]

Sweetness and snarl in equal measure is the card up After London’s sleeve for their latest single, ‘Do You Want Another World?’. The gritty indie-rock outfit have earned accolades which stack up sky-high: their tracks have appeared on BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, having performed at Camden’s iconic Dingwalls for Rock Against Violence – a charity event raising vital funds and awareness for victims of domestic abuse.

‘Do You Want Another World?’ will undoubtedly fuel the parallels being drawn between After London and rock revolutionaries, Wolf Alice. Vocalist, Frank Ward, bears an uncanny vocal resemblance to Ellie Rowsell, with her jagged flourish on her haunting, evocative lyrics: “When I’m in this way, I’m hard to reach.” She seems to occupy the space between caring too much and not at all.

Otherworldly harmonising floats above jangling guitars, which unravel into a jagged, heavy breakdown in the chorus. After London can both bear their teeth and embrace their vulnerabilities.

Frank Ward explains, “Sonically we wanted to create a landscape that had groove and relief in its verse, which would then hit a wall of sound and noise. In a way, the music reflects the choice between tearing something up and starting over or trying to make the best of what you have.” After London are going all the way, taking ‘Do You Want Another World?’ to a headline show at London’s The Waiting Room on the 24th April.

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