Naropa Release 'Sometimes at Night'
“Naropa are an ace band, one for fans of The Smiths & The Cure. Be sure to check them out!” - Abbie McCarthy (BBC Introducing/Radio 1)
“Possessing poise and polish in abundance, Naropa are clever enough not to smooth away all the rough edges - their music still has a grit that suggests the scrappiness of youth is best served bouncing around in dark, dingy basement clubs of ill repute” - *Derek Robertson** (Associate Editor for Drowned in Sound)
Naropa will release Sometimes at Night on July 28th through Scruff of the Neck Records.
Having made a name for themselves in London’s underground live music scene, this New Cross five-piece are ready to establish themselves as a break-out band for 2018, releasing their highly anticipated new single, “Sometimes at Night”. Tipped by BBC Introducing, Fred Perry Subculture and This Feeling, the band are ready to burst onto the scene with their unique brand of progressive, alternative indie, combining anthemic and accessible pop with a profound and evocative melancholy.
“The track is a surreal pop lament for lost time and unappreciated lovers, an intimate first insight into the collective minds of Naropa. It’s about how it feels to think about all the mistakes you’ve made with just the dregs of a bottle of wine for company at two in the morning. It’s an apology howled into the night sky in the hope that it’ll one day be heard, and all will be forgiven.”
With bombastic drums and a brooding bass groove, the song is layered with lush, shimmering guitars, invaded by dark, ominous synths, complementing the introspective and wistful lyrics, which are delivered with an emotionally charged vocal performance.