Earlier this month, Get Inuit uploaded a black and white image onto Facebook, depicting a gravestone with the band’s name etched on it. Fans immediately worried the band had come to the end of its journey…thankfully any rumours of a split were cleared up within days, when a second image was uploaded, featuring a cartoon hand breaking out of the ground beside the gravestone, implying the band were still well and truly alive. In fact, the Kent band could not be further from calling it quits – in addition to a spot as support for Clean Cut Kid’s upcoming tour as well as a handful of festival appearances, Get Inuit have announced their next single ‘All My Friends’.
Photo taken by Phoebe Fox.
It turns out the gravestone imagery was all along a visual hint for the theme of ‘All My Friends’; from opening line “All my friends are dead / their corpses lie in beds” onwards, the lyrics describe the dull and uneventful lives the singer’s friends now lead caused by decisions made when they were younger, and in effect their lives are now ‘dead’. The group long for a life where they don’t end up like their friends, or even like their parents! Opening with their trademark sprightly vibrant, colourful guitar chords, once again the upbeat melodies and feel of the track are deceiving when it boils down to the meaning of the lyrics. The happy vibe continues beyond the first verse, through the inclusion of ‘ah’s’ leading up to the punchy chorus of the track, exclaiming the actually very true lyrics ‘born a child / and it’s terminal’. Despite the overall morbidness of the song’s lyrics, the chorus continues with the positive energetic drive of the song, with both the guitars and drums picking up in excitable pace and ferocity. I always love how the band’s tracks cover deep and dark topics, yet every single other aspect of the track sounds euphorically happy, sugarcoating the ironic gloominess of their lyrics.
A video is due to be released for ‘All My Friends’ in the near future, but I love how fun the lyric video is which they have released for the track so far. Get Inuit are also playing their biggest London headline show to date this month, when they will delight fans at Dingwalls on the 25th May. The follow-up to their sold out show at London’s Lexington, you can purchase tickets here.
You can listen to ‘All My Friends’ right here.