Hailing from the South West of England, Davey Roberts, Ross Maclean-Bryant and Tobias Faulkner came together to create the dream-pop group Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Yes, that’s a pretty long name to remember; however, the group’s outstandingly impassioned music makes it worth remembering. The latest addition to their discography is the single ‘Peaches’.
Without taking their music too seriously, the lads have a mature approach to their funky psychedelic sound. Reminiscent of the 1970s/1980s funk-rock, but with a contemporary layer of synths, Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is bringing the soul of yesteryear to the 21st century in an edgy and buoyant way.
“The song is about the end of a relationship where both sides are ready to move on but you’re both temporarily happy in the rut. It’s a situation everyone’s been in at least once.” – Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test on ‘Peaches’
While the idea of ending a relationship amicably is preferred by many, it brings with it feelings of confusion despite the comfort of the situation. Using synths, guitars and drums, Davey, Ross and Tobias showcase a sonic representation of this hazy state. Yet, it is Davey’s warm, bold vocals that add a richness to the track.
In short – Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test are breaking boundaries with this funky, fun new single.