On April 12th, our favourite thrashing, infectiously blunt, rock and roll infused hip-hop group will drop their newest song Synthia. That’s right, we’re talking about AMBY regulars Bi:Lingual. Sticking to their DIY mentality, the track was recorded over fourteen hours with a couple of their good friends in a tiny room. Bringing the same grimy cheekiness as past releases, Synthia packs a full punch, which according to the band is exactly the way they “wanted it to sound”.
Along with sharing a brand-new video for the track, the song will be available as a free download on Sunday via the band’s website. To learn more about the release and catch up with the group, A Music Blog, Yea? recently spoke with Bi:Lingual. Follow updates from the band, indulge in our interview, and exclusively stream Synthia below:
AMBY: Hey Bi:Lingual, welcome back to AMBY! How have you all been?
Bi:Lingual: Hey, it’s great to be back. Forever our favourite music blog, yea. We’ve been good, just been having fun, playing whenever and wherever possible to whoever is willing to listen.
AMBY: Congrats on the upcoming release of your new song Synthia. Tell us a bit about the track.
Bi:Lingual: The main thing with this track is that we wanted it to represent the band and our music, more so than any of our other releases. It’s all very DIY. We recorded it over 14 hours, with a couple of good friends in a tiny room and we wanted it to sound that way. Our releases to date have all sounded like watered down versions of us, and we wanted Synthia to have the dirtiness and grittiness our music has at a gig or in a practice room.
AMBY: You’re also dropping a new video for Synthia on the day of its release. What can fans expect to see from it?
Bi:Lingual: Honestly, at the point of answering this question, we have no idea as we haven’t made it yet. Much like the track though, the video will be completely DIY. We don’t have big funds or anybody backing us. So it will more than likely be some live shots, and anybody that knows us already knows that we can’t take ourselves seriously ever, so don’t be surprised if you see some buttocks or something completely irrelevant. We do only have 3 days from answering this question to make it though, so wish us luck.
AMBY: With the release of this new track, is there an EP or record in the works?
Bi:Lingual: At the minute we’re focusing on getting out and playing as much as possible and putting any money we have as a band into that. So in the long term, we will be talking about EP’s and other releases, but for now come to a show and learn our songs that way. We know the importance of releasing new music and ‘staying fresh’, so there may be another Free Release like Synthia on the way soon.
AMBY: You’ll be gigging around the UK in support of the new song later this month. We know Bi:Lingual shows can be pretty insane from our Five Favourite Fab Gigs feature. What’s one of your favourite moments when a Bi:Lingual show went nuts?
Bi:Lingual: There have been so many moments from injuries to broken instruments but the one that stands out above the rest has to be from one of our shows at The Black Bull in Castleford in 2014, supporting Allusondrugs. There were moments that we would look around the room and in one corner people would be hitting each other with our inflatable penis/setlist, while in the other corner was a bunch of kids mosh pitting and crowd surfing and amongst all of that was people singing back to us and taking it all in. By the end of the night we had people playing our instruments, on stage with us and as wet with sweat as we were. We’re always booking shows and trying to be on the road as much as possible and we challenge anybody and everybody to come and see us and be our ‘favourite totally fucking nuts moment’
AMBY: What’s something you all bond over other than music?
Bi:Lingual: Scarlett Johansson, Chicken, Subway, Football, Whisky, Music.
AMBY: If you had to describe the band using an emoji, which would you use?
Bi:Lingual: That proper creepy suggestive one that turns everything sexual.
AMBY: Lastly, what’s the best part of being in this band together?
Bi:Lingual: If you combine our bodily odours when we spend so long on the road together, we’re pretty sure it will cure world hunger. So really, we’re doing this all for the future of the Human Race. Thank us later.
P.S Enjoy Sythia xo