Moshi Moshi Records in London has always been one of Team Poule’s favorites and so it came with great joy when they recently announced the relaunch of their infamous Singles Club that – alongside Kitsuné – shaped the early days of this Poule d’Or enterprise over a decade ago. The first band they decided to put out this time, is buzzing new and all lowercase London quintet pencil.
Their phenomenal debut track titled The Giant carefully wraps itself in a cleanly struck violin melody and crisp vocals creating the feel of a haunting yet warm and positive night out. The track tells an almost post-capitalist story of the pain of growth – growing up, growing apart, growing old.
Reason enough for Team Poule to get our little notebooks out and inquire about an all new photo-interview with the five of them. So hit play below on this wonderful track and read through the visual story they tell.
Where did it all begin?
Where do you want to go?
Where are you now?
What captures the essence of your musical journey so far?
What’s your routine?
What are you obsessing over right now?
Where do we go from here?
That’s it – cheers to pencil ! Their brilliant debut single is out now, keep your eyes peeled to this place because having just supported The Japanese House on their UK tour, great things are to be expected from this lot in the coming months. Feels like they have a lot up their sleeves these guys.
Also, if you are here, you probably enjoy a good playlist – pencil have put together this mood board of a playlist over on Spotify, 10 hours and counting. Check it out here.
All photos by pencil, except the title image by London’s own Jonah Braverman.