“Slacker pop gems” – Clash Magazine
“Pure baby making music” – Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1)
"Dreamy Pop Bops" - DIY Magazine
Rising Brighton quartet RALPH TV returns with their upbeat, charming single ‘Superfood’. Hoping to once again soothe pandemic blues with their uplifting and thoughtfully crafted indie pop – it is out now via French indie label, Nice Guys.
Written during the third national lockdown at the start of the year, ‘Superfood’ sees RALPH TV shift up a gear with the track – a notably up-tempo departure from their previously more relaxed style. The track’s core is a marriage of melodic groove-laden bass lines with chugging drums that relentlessly drive throughout. It’s enhanced by a dizzying cocktail of atmospheric synths, modulated organs, emotive lead guitar and percussive elements that hint towards post-punk. On ‘Superfood,’ Will explains: “The idea for this track was to write a song dedicated to my girlfriend that compared her to a nutritious salad. We’ve been together for a couple of years now and I thought it was time that she got a little shout out, for making my life a healthier balance”.
On recording the track, he continues: “‘Superfood’ was written and recorded whilst we were all separated in January this year, so it’s still fresh to us if you’ll pardon the pun. In terms of the song itself I think it’s a good indication of where we are heading with our new material. We have most of the next album written and generally we are taking things a bit more up-tempo than we have before. We can’t wait to see what people think.”
“off-kilter tracks marrying pop sensibility with distinctive lo-fi wooziness” ~ Indiependent
"marrying Pop sensibility with a distinctive sugary lo-fi edge" - Indie Central
"woozy riffs and tonnes of chill" - TMRW Magazine
‘Superfood’ follows on from their well-received single ‘4 U’, released in February. ‘4 U’ drew praise from the likes of BBC Radio One’s Gemma Bradley for its sugary atmospherics and queer conscious lyricism, whilst the bands homemade Wes Anderson inspired video was premiered with DIY. In addition, it was remixed by dance pop icon Lau.ra, highlighting the bands ability to transcend genre boundaries and turn heads with their broad appeal. RALPH TV have also received support from the likes of Official Charts, CLASH, tmrw Magazine, 1883 Magazine, Noctis Magazine, Spindle Magazine and were part of Levi’s global music activation #501Live series last year. Further radio support has come from the likes of BBC Radio One DJ’s Annie Mac (‘New Name’ endorsed), Jack Saunders (Twice named a ‘Next Wave’ artist) and Huw Stephens. The band performed at this year’s virtual The Great Escape Festival and have more UK live dates confirmed for this summer – new music on the way.
RALPH TV first hit our screens in 2018 with their self-titled debut EP generating over a million streams on Spotify. Off the back of this success, the four-piece performed sold-out dates in Paris and London, supported Self Esteem on her UK tour and supported the likes of Jerry Paper, Drug Store Romeos and Brad Stank. This led to their hugely praised, and appropriately named 2020 debut LP Cabin Fever Dreams. The band draws influence from an eclectic range of artists including classic pop icons like Sade, Brian Wilson and Shuggie Otis to the current sounds of HOMESHAKE, Her’s and Shintaro Sakamoto. Formed by childhood friends Ben Brown (guitar/synth/vocal) and Will Osborne (vocal/bass) – the project was then relocated from Essex to Brighton where they met brothers Isaac (drums/vocal) and Luke (lead guitar/vocal) Vosper who now complete the line-up.
AGENT: Darren James-Thomas