It seems like only yesterday that the three members of Norwich grunge-pop outfit Lady Di were fresh-faced newcomers to the DIY indie scene, on regular rotation on John Peel’s Radio One show and making the odd appearance in the pages of the music weeklies that I would pore over every Wednesday from my student flat. But time, as the saying goes, waits for no man – or indeed band, and so as the realisation dawns on me that Bearsuit’s debut single was almost half my lifetime ago, it is perhaps an apt moment to muse upon how life has changed in those two decades…
Thankfully for anyone reading this article, Lady Di are here to spare you my personal meditations on the aging process with their new single ‘Young Savage’, which wraps the subject up far more elequently that I ever could and frames it in the form of a three-minute slice of glorious slacker-pop guitars. It comes alongside a wonderful stop-frame animated video, in which we see the trio growing up before our very eyes, with photographs from their infancy right through to becoming parents themselves dancing alongside flying puppies and cartwheeling Cabbage Patch Dolls. You can watch it below.
‘Young Savage’ is taken from the album I Know You Know I’m Perfect, out now on Bandcamp as a split release with Lady Di’s synth-pop alter-egos Mega Emotion (speaking of whom, check out this video of the two bands interviewing one another – it remains one of my favourite videos we’ve ever posted on Joyzine).
Article by Paul Maps