It’s not long since we wrote about the Pyyramids (in fact it’s here) but two things have become apparent since I did. a) they are brilliant, and b) they have released a new track to the public in support of their forthcoming debut album ‘Brightest Darkest Day’, which is released in the UK on the 15th April. It would be silly of me not to take advantage of such things as this.
‘Do your best, your very best and try to understand’ sings Drea Smith (best know for being part of the electro-pop outfit He Say/She Say)., following it up with @do you think your enough, for them?’ Listening to it made me look slightly awkwardly at my shoes. Well, probably not, whoever they are. Me and self-doubt have a mutual understanding – He lets me be confident with people I know, and embarrassingly awkward with people I don’t. As Shakespeare (I’m a great fan of……well, googling his work to support my own) said “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”
Turns out me and William would have probably both questioned ourselves listening to the new song from Pyyramids. The scuzzy bass led indie-dance(?) is difficult to pinpoint. Nylon magazine had it right, saying ‘Their reverberating textured beats and slightly gloomy, Joy Division-style attitude are all topped off with strangely catchy hooks…we didn’t know whether we should brood or dance when we first listened’. The whole songs ends with a stripped back, almost acoustic wistful singalong, and with that it is gone – just leaving that nagging self-doubt behind.
At times like these I prefer to think of Australian writer and film-maker Robert Hughes’ words (God bless Google, eh) who said “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” Seems its not just me and William that suffer from the self-doubt. It could be the Pyyramids themselves.