Today’s new music spotlight is on Free Money.
Line-up: Harry Edwards (vocals), Charlie Pelling (bass), Sam Chapman (guitar) and George Le Page (drums)
About: The Bank of Free Money is more than just a bank – it’s an optimistic frame of mind too. And we want as many people as possible to join us and spread the FM mindset. Free Money are a four-piece from East London. The upcoming EP is to be released via Buff Records and Communion Records. Fittingly it’s Communion’s first collaboration of this kind and also the first release for Buff Records, Dan White (Tribes) and Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets). The mantra of Buff Records in many ways mirrors the ethos of how Communion came to be: an artist-led community focusing on long-term growth and a DIY spirit.
What Hidden Herd say: Free Money certainly know their way around a contagious guitar-pop concoction, fusing funk-tinged riffs with Eighties-aping synths and more than a pinch of swagger. Ready for an introduction? Flick the switch on ‘U Got Me’ and await a moreish shot of sheer infectiousness.
For fans of: Public Access T.V., Mystery Jets, Boy Azooga
Oct 20th – The Finsbury, London
Nov 4th – Notting Hill Arts Club, London
Latest track: ‘U Got Me’