Little Grim return with mesmerising single ‘Woman (What’s It Gonna Take to Satisfy You?)’

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7.9

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London quartet Little Grim have returned with a mesmerising mix of alt-indie & soul for their new single ‘Woman (What’s It Gonna Take to Satisfy You?)’.

Following a stream of sold out shows across London at Paper Dress Vintage, Old Blue Last and The Finsbury, the band pull you down a rabbit hole of pulsating rhythms, syncopated guitars and dramatic, intriguing textures.

Produced by the well-renowned producer by Brett Cox (Jack Garratt, Tusks, Vök), ‘Woman (What’s It Gonna Take to Satisfy You?)’ sees Little Grim take their usual psychedelic pop down a notch and pumped in a tonne of experimental beats; keeping their sound fresh and modern.

Little Grim - Woman (What’s it Gonna Take to Satisfy You?)

Featured images by Rory James Photography

“The lyrics are about the red light district and sharing an intimate moment with a stranger,” says Joe Murphy, lead singer of the band. “I tried to get inside the mind of one of the men who would go into the rooms and felt really conflicted. Seeing the sex workers’, transactions being made and the curtains drawn, was all very overwhelming.

“It really stayed with me after the trip. When we recorded the song back in London, I was toying around with different beats and chopping up melodies which ended up becoming the foundation.

“When we took it to the studio, we wanted the textures to feel strange, so opted for some more experimental sounds — half the drum sounds are bin lids being smashed together, along with recordings of trains passing by, and a Squeezebox (something I’ve always wanted to use since listening to Anna Calvi).”

Good

  • Fresh and modern
  • Experimenting with sound

Bad

  • Backbeat could be more powerful

Summary

‘Woman (What’s It Gonna Take to Satisfy You?)’ sees Little Grim take their usual psychedelic pop down a notch and pumped in a tonne of experimental beats; keeping their sound fresh and modern. 
7.9

ICM Rating

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