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City: South London
Country: UK
Genre: Pop
Styles: Modern Dream Pop


South London’s Margot came into existence after five friends finally put into action their frequented drunken discussions about merging into one musical project. Their respective music bands were put on the backburner and after long deliberation, Margot was formed. The first jovial rehearsals resulted in a collection of songs that were released at a steady pace over the year of 2018, interspersed with pockets of performances around London and Bristol.

Led by frontman Alex Hannaway’s soft vocal hues and arresting lyrical style, the band employ a DIY ethic, self-producing their recordings in their Peckham-based home studio. Continuing to release singles in 2019, they combine a nuanced blend of dream-pop, neo-psychedelia and jangle-guitar. Aligning eclectic influences, the band draw from hazy indie-rock guitar bands such as Real Estate, The War on Drugs, Beach House to British New Wave and post-punk. At the very end of 2019 Margot embarked on a UK tour with Swimming Tapes.

Margot's debut 7" for record label Full Time Hobby is out now and includes the singles Walk With Me and Falling In Between Days, available to buy here:

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on HBN since June 23, 2021
Inertia EP


1. Fame
2. Watercolour
3. Inertia
4. Wait for You
5. Universal Credit

Selected Reviews and Comments

Inertia is the second EP from south London based band Margot. Written and recorded as the pandemic gripped the planet; the loss, confusion and uncertainty of this period inevitably found its way into the songs. Recorded and mixed by drummer Ben Andrewes, this collection of songs presents an expansion of the bands sound, from the murky swagger of the ‘Fame’ to the dreamlike balladry ‘Universal Credit’. Alex Hannaway’s lyrical focus moves from the fraught outcomes of fame in modern life to personal realities in ‘Universal Credit’. Building upon the dream pop sound of previous releases, ‘Inertia’ embraces a more diverse cast of sounds and textures: closeness of acoustic guitars, fuzzy synthesiser and warped lo-fi drums. Chiara Baima Poma’s painted artwork for the EP shows the band in an escapist otherworldly scene, together, and enjoying a feast. An absent novelty during the period that ‘Inertia’ was made.

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