Song of the Day: HABITATS - Diamond Days

Song of the Day, The Morning Show w/ John Richards
04/30/2014
Matt Pritchard

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, selected by DJ Shannon and featured on the Morning Show with John Richards, is "Diamond Days" by HABITATS from the 2014 single on Club Fandango/Fierce Panda.

HABITATS - Diamond Days (MP3)

Like Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club, HABITATS resound, on their debut single release, with the same catchy caliber dished out by many of the UK-based dance-rockers. Situated in Hampshire and the London area, the mayhem-causing, beard-loving, quartet of Mike Lawford, James Furniss, Joe Payne, and Adam Saunders, have been creating infectious dance-beats to escape from the generic environment of popular music. As a result, HABITATS do not abide by typical modes of artistic representation. For example, they have no specific frontman, choosing instead to rotate through instruments and swap microphones as they see fit throughout their live performances. In March 2013, HABITATS released their first demo, Lay Me Down, which garnered attention from Rough Trade Publishing. Blooming with kinetic energy, "Diamond Days," their newest song, is a groovy track that will knock you off your feet (if you aren't already dancing; which, if you're not, you totally should be), and launch you, head-first, into an experimental, tropical-rock cosmos.

HABITATS aren't Stateside yet, but follow their updates on their Facebook page and hear more music on their Soundcloud. For now though, you can watch HABITATS play their songs "Should Know Better," and "Jungles" live, courtesy of SE10 Sessions:

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