TUNE Xylaroo - Danger
XYLAROO - are delighted to announce their defiant new single: ‘Danger’.
The announcement comes as the charming Chant sisters, Holly and Coco, prepare to embark as Special Guests on their second UK jaunt with exuberant everyman Matt Berry and his faithful band The Maypoles this Autumn (full listings below).
‘Danger’, the fourth single to be taken from the pair’s greatly anticipated 2016 debut studio album ‘Sweetooth’ - will be released via Sunday Best / PIAS to coincide with the tour.
Taking a walk on the wild side, ‘Danger’ is a rousing alt-country anthem ready in waiting that sees the sisters bind their trademark harmonies with instrumentation simmering in a gauzy feedback. With lyrics brimming with all the confidence and conscience we have come to expect, the pair channel their literary knowledge and songwriting sensibilities to make an intelligent and staunch stance against racism.
Speaking about the track, Xylaroo said:
“Danger was influenced by watching stories on the news about police brutality and the killing of black youths. The chorus strange fruit is obviously a reference to the song and poem “Strange Fruit,” a protest against lynchings in the 30’s. We also refer to Maya Angelou’s “I know why the caged bird sings” which we both read at school. Throughout the song we use the allegory of the wind and the tree to convey the more subtle forms of modern racism that permeate society today.
“These incidences are not isolated from society, strange outcomes come from strange beginnings. Beneath such random acts of violence is a system and a structure that we all bend to in some way or another.”
Gaining rave reviews and numerous plays across national radio in 2016 with support from Steve Lamacq (BBC 6Music), John Kennedy (Radio X) and Lauren Laverne (BBC 6)