Meet Margot, South London’s outfit whose debut single, ‘Desensitised’, was released a few days ago. For fans of Swimming Tapes, the band encompasses elements of dream-pop in their signature sound, capturing the vibes and repetitious nature of modern capital-city life.

Vocalist Alex Hannaway states about the track: “‘Desensitised’ is about the commute to office blocks, and how its oppressive nature, from the geography to the lonely crowds, can infiltrate, misdirect and dowse appetite and ambition.Writing the song was cathartic, an act of strength and perseverance, a determination not to become desensitised”. The quintet play with guitar riffs and hazy sounds, soaked in that melancholia that’s typical of dreamy pop tunes from the past and present.

Margot made the decision to be completely self-sufficient through their creative process, a DIY approach that is reflected in the subject matter of the songs, together with autobiographical realism. Listen below.

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