Now Playing: Courting – ‘David Byrne’s Badside’

Monday, May 25, 2020
Photo by Maisie Delaney

Liverpool four-piece Courting impress once again with their thrilling new track ‘David Byrne’s Badside’ (released via Nice Swan Records). The track follows the band’s previous singles including ‘Football’ and ‘Not Yr Man’. The up-and-comers bring a lot to the table and they’re absolutely ones-to-watch for the rest of 2020.

‘David Byrne’s Badside’ sees them combine the vibrance of Britpop’s latest revival with the vivacity of post-punk and each second is pure goodness. There’s also a saxophone solo towards the end, which caps things off impeccably.

If you try and dig into the lyrics to find a connection to David Byrne, there isn’t one. According to Sean Murphy-O'Neil from Courting, ‘David Byrne’s Badside’ is about casual racists and the contradictory views those types of people have. “It’s a portrait of the type of person who votes UKIP and wants to close our borders yet promises they’re not a racist. The type of person who says to buy British yet owns a Porsche. At the same time, we’re referencing and poking fun at more lighthearted aspects of British culture, like the collective rage when somebody takes the low of er on The Chase, and Twitter spats about Blur and Oasis. We also really just wanted an excuse to have a saxophone solo.”

Get acquainted with Courting and their single ‘David Byrne’s Badside' below.

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