Thrilling London-based four-piece Folly Group have today announced their second EP Human and Kind – slated for release on March 25th, 2022 – and have shared new single “I Raise You (The Price of Your Head)”. Folly Group are the first band to sign to Ninja Tune imprint Technicolour, famed for launching the careers of underground figureheads including Elkka, Sofia Kourtesis, Octo Octa and more.
They were recently lauded by IDLES frontman Joe Talbot during his five-part Artist In Residence radio show for BBC Radio 6 Music last year. Speaking of the group, Talbot said: “Every track is so good. They haven’t released anything that isn’t amazing.” Folly Group also collaborated with Metronomy and Brian Nasty on the track “Monday” from ‘Posse EP Volume 1’, a surprise collaborative EP which also featured Biig Piig and Sorry.
Speaking about the new single and EP, Folly Group said: “Where ‘Awake and Hungry’ doubled as a diary of the band’s formative months and encapsulation of our live show, ‘Human and Kind’ is a projection of our ambition, and our desire to push ourselves through what we might previously have perceived as the ceiling of possibility for four players. The release is at once introspective and extroverted: it attempts to be a dynamic interrogation of grief and growth.”
Whilst still early in their impressive ascent, 2021 debut EP ‘Awake and Hungry’ showcased Folly Group’s versatility throughout, veering from anxious freneticism to primal danceability at the flick of a switch. The EP’s singles, “Sand Fight” and “Butt No Rifle”, were both A-Listed at BBC Radio 6 Music receiving repeat airplay from Lauren Laverne (who premiered both tracks as her While You Were Sleeping pick), Steve Lamacq (New Music Fix’s Spotlight Artist), Cillian Murphy, Tom Robinson, Orlando Weeks, Amy Lamé and Chris Hawkins. Folly Group have also been heavily supported on BBC Radio 1 by Clara Amfo, Jack Saunders and Gemma Bradley, John Kennedy at Radio X (where both of the EP’s singles were added to the X-Posure playlist), and Matt Wilkinson at Apple Music 1. Folly Group have gone on to receive accolades in the tastemaker press from the likes of NME (The NME 100 2021), DIY and Dork magazines, national newspapers such as The Independent and The Daily Star (Ones to Watch 2022), fashion publication HERO Magazine, and many more.