Little Grim release ‘Play Nice’ ahead of EP

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7.5

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The final single from Little Grim before their forthcoming is an instant alt-indie hit that delivers a powerful message.

‘Play Nice’ deftly pairs delicate vocals with the groove of the low-fi bass line as the song’s pulsing rhythm is guaranteed to make you dance.

Parroting the words of an angry mother telling off her child — “Why don’t you play nice?”, the lyrics from frontman Joe Murphy take a twisted look at nostalgia, and how the desire to look through rose tinted glasses can come back to haunt you.

“‘Play nice’ is a song to silence the inner bully. It’s for people trying to overcome that voice of self-doubt” – Joe Murphy

The London outfits have steered away from previous successor ‘Silence’ which features psychedelic riffs laced with electronic beats as ‘Play Nice’ teases odd percussions and rhythmic guitars creating a mystery-like narrative.

Having returned home from a recent string of UK tour dates, Little Grim will be playing at The Paper Dress Vintage on April 12. Grab a (very limited) pre-sale ticket before Friday and get exclusive access to a copy of our debut EP ahead of release right here.

Good

  • Nice experimentation with sound

Bad

  • Song loses their indie touch

Summary

'Play Nice' deftly pairs delicate vocals with the groove of the low-fi bass line as the song's pulsing rhythm is guaranteed to make you dance.
7.5

ICM Rating