Department M are to closely follow up their self-titled album with single, Miscellany, out digitally via Fierce Panda on January 20. Led by ex-Grammatics main man Owen Brinley, the band have posted a lovingly-filmed live video version of the song.
Miscellany begins with classical compositions introducing a completely sombre side to the band but this soon changes. The odd drum beat kicks in against the melodic vocals – at first it sounds like nothing on this song compliments each other but eventually it all sinks in together building a fantastic song for releasing as a single. It’s a quirky song. It’s completely chaotic but not unlikeable. Brinley’s vocals during the chorus are particularly clever – he uses his voice’s capacity as much as he can to create another layer to this song.
Department M play a special free entry launch party this Friday 10 January, headlining The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch (stage time 10.30pm). They’re also playing Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on 24 January. Visit their website for more details.