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London’s Folly Group have returned with their latest single, ‘Strange Neighbour’, following on from their highly-praised debut EP ‘Awake and Hungry’, and last year’s EP, ‘Human And Kind’, which received critical acclaim from the likes of Dork and DIY. ‘Strange Neighbour’ is the first slice to be served from Folly Group’s series of rewarding recording sessions that took place earlier this year. The track arrives accompanied by its music video, a fever dream created by those at CLUMP Collective. 

An accessible piece of paranoid funk that further displays the growth of Folly Group, a band that seemed to appear fully-formed when they first burst onto the scene, the band’s Sean Harper says of the track:


Strange Neighbour walks a couple of related lines at once. Louis’s verses and choruses are an ode to the community as it dematerialises. Urban areas become un-neighbourly as spiralling rents force most people our age to move annually, and that’s if they’re lucky. He continues, ‘At the same time, when it was being written, we had a sense that some of the music our peers were making came from a sneering, holier-than-thou place, voyeuristically skewing strangers’ perspectives to misrepresent another point of view and making their own more righteous. So, “Strange Neighbour” is about recognising your own strangeness and that of your neighbours, because when two people from opposing walks of life meet, who’s normal?

Folly Group UK Tour Dates

Folly Group make their live return this September, supporting New York’s Geese, who are signed to Partisan Records. 

  • 6th Brighton, Patterns
  • 7th Bristol, Thekla
  • 8th London, Lafayette
  • 10th Glasgow, King Tuts
  • 12th Leeds, Brudenell
  • 13th Manchester, Hole In The Wall
  • 14th Nottingham, Bodega
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Katie Macbeth

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Katie Macbeth is a freelance music journalist for Indie Is Not A Genre based out of Manchester, presenter of @drunktankthink, and post punk enthusiast.

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