‘Degree’ is the turbulent new cut by Cola, taken from their debut album.

Words: Karl Johnson

On what is Cola’s most urgent and driven release to date, unrelenting rhythm and ground shuddering bass grooves underpin ‘Degree’, the trio’s fourth taster of their debut record ‘Deep In View’ – released May 20th via Fire Talk. This new single is evidence of how the freedom of a new project can spark a fire in the belly of its participants, Cola have an untameable instrumental bounce and Darcy a subtle strut to his vocal delivery.

“The character in ‘Degree’ is cycling in and out of these dreamscape states (movie theater, meditation, etc) and then trying to catch up to something in their day to day life,” says Darcy. “I picture what it feels like running to catch the bus when you’re in a daze and suddenly have to sprint.”

Cola’s debut album is titled after philosopher Alan Watts’ anthology of the same name, and somewhat a journey of introspective songwriting from the viewpoint of humankind battling with an increasingly media-mediated society.

UK Tour Dates
Aug 20th: Crickhowell, UK – Green Man Festival
Aug 23rd: Brighton, UK – Prince Albert
Aug 24th: London, UK – Moth Club
Aug 25th: Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
Aug 26th: Bristol, UK – Rough Trade Bristol
Aug 27th: Birkenhead, UK – Future Yard
Aug 28th: Sunderland, UK – Pop Recs Ltd.
Aug 30th: Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Pete’s
Aug 31st: Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
Sep 1st: Leeds, UK – Brunendell Social Club
Sep 2nd: Nottingham, UK – Rough Trade
Sep 3rd: Manchester, UK – Manchester Psych Fest (Yes)
Sep 4th: Salisbury, UK – End of the Road Festival