After releasing their self-deprecating debut album, Premium Mediocre, in November 2019, Brighton boys Animal House are embarking on a 10-date UK tour which includes a hometown show at Patterns on Fri 7 Feb.
It is not lost on Animal House that they are comprised of five straight, white males who play a genre of music that is nothing new. They do, however, write a large quantity of what they are calling Premium Mediocre songs; a whole new range of deluxe, home brand, high quality, low-budget ear worms. Animal House are a greasy meal. There’s nothing special about that large kebab and chips at 4am, but somehow upon shovelling in that first mouthful, that garlic-mayo-moustache betrays a knowledge you know that you’re enjoying something that is very very good at being very, very average. They call it being Premium Mediocre.
Each track on the album combines catchy hooks, off-kilter riffs and a blistering energy akin to that of The Strokes and Twin Peaks to create the insatiably addictive garage-pop sound we all know and love. First single Legs Out For Summer is a hook-laden, slacker-rock stomper that will get your toes tapping instantly. Talking about the track, Will McConchie (vocals and hips) elaborates, “its shout out for more pride in imperfection and how uncomfortable it seems to be. Give us more hairy backs and stretch marks. Make them squirm.”
Uprooted from the sweet sun in Australia, Animal House relocated to the UK to bring their casual charm onto European stages and into their tracks. Whilst they joke about their hedonistic adventures in the unique pseudo-culture of Brighton, the underlying message is solid; when it comes to entertainment, they’re not trying to impress you – the music – the energy, it speaks for itself.
Having previously supported Indoor Pets, Courtney Barnett, The Wedding Present, The Preatures, Surfer Blood and Drenge to name a few, Animal House are ready to go. They have already received significant acclaim from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Sean Keaveny, as well as NME, DIY, Clash, The Line of Best Fit and
Animal House play Brighton’s Patterns on Fri 7 Feb 2020