Premiere: Quiet Quiet Band – ‘Rum’

With songs ranging in subject matter from life and death to Tony Robinson, Quiet Quiet Band pride themselves on their fun-filled, out of the ordinary, riotous nu-folk ditties. Renowned for their energy-fuelled live sets, the band are set to release a brand new EP in November.

Taken from the EP is new track ‘Rum’ – a shanty-like ode to the bottle. Filled with soaring harmonies, catchy folk-inspired melodies and foot-tapping, uptempo beats, it’s a gloriously quirky ditty that’ll have you woozily singing along in no time. Of the track, the band’s Paul Smith-Jones explains:

“A sonnet to my lifelong love affair with the hard stuff. A big red Valentine’s heart made up of the broken blood vessels on my cheeks.”

Listen to ‘Rum’, for the first time, here:

Come Home From The War, the upcoming EP from Quiet Quiet Band, is out 4 November. And you can catch the band live over the next couple of months:

1 October – Bell On The Green, Devizes
4 November – The Finsbury, London (EP Launch)
25 November – Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading


Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Editor, London. Likes: Kathleen Hanna, 6Music, live music in the sunshine. Dislikes: Sexism, pineapples, the misuse of apostrophes.