Bull returns with their latest single, ‘Start A New’. and it’s a refreshing ray of alt-rock sunshine. This York-based slacker rock outfit, gaining momentum and recognition, showcases their signature sound, with Tom Beer’s laconic vocals and a delightful blend of jangle-pop and Dinosaur JR-inspired lead guitar.
‘Start A New’ exudes a sense of hope, which is particularly poignant, given its origins during the lockdown of 2020. The song’s wistful tone revolves around new beginnings and the possibilities they bring. With lyrics like “out with the old, in with the new, goodbye clouds of grey, hello skies of blue”, it’s an anthem for shaking off the past and embracing the future.
Produced by Remko Schouten (Pavement) and recorded in Amsterdam, the single captures the essence of Bull’s distinctive indie racket. With choral backing from their circle of friends and collaborators, the track is not only a musical delight but also a testament to the band’s camaraderie and their connection to the vibrant York music scene.
Bull, formed by Tom Beer and Dan Lucas (then later joined by Tom Gabbatis, Kai West and Holly Beer), have been making waves since their early days in school, drawing inspiration from bands like The Modern Lovers, Pavement, The Kinks, and Pixies. They’ve gained a following and received airplay on prominent radio stations, including BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music. Their success has led to live performances alongside notable bands and appearances at major festivals.
‘Start A New’ is not just a song; it’s a declaration of resilience and optimism, and it further cements Bull’s place in the indie music landscape. With their consistent growth and the promise of more great music to come, Bull is a band worth keeping a close eye on. Their ability to infuse nostalgia with a fresh perspective is what makes ‘Start A New’ a must-listen for fans of indie and alt-rock.