Toda Margot share new session video from their recent single 'Walk With Me', out now via Full Time Hobby. The single has been praised by the likes of Clash,Gigwise and Dork among others.The Peckham band ended 2019 supporting Swimming Tapes on their U.K. tour as well as releasing their debut EP earlier this year. 'Walk With Me' is a song about empathy, depression and the power of talking. All channelled by frontman Alex Hannaway's pastel vocal hues and searingly honest delivery. Margot will release a 7" later this year, with more news to come on that next month.
'Walk With Me' works as a conversation between someone experiencing a depressive episode and another trying to understand. "It’s about listening, friendship, understanding, I’ve had experiences where friends, family members have been patient, they’ve been persistent and caring, and it’s this that has really helped me in my life"explains Hannaway.
In addition to the official video, the band have also shared a 'Karaoke Video' for the single. "We've been using home karaoke sessions to blow off steam during the lockdown period. Often feeling confined, bored, angry, frustrated; the elation and release of belting out familiar songs in our living room felt cathartic. So it felt perfect for the video, capturing not only the isolation of lockdown but also the communal, spirited moments too"explain Margot.
Margot is comprised of five friends who moved from the suburbs of South London to Peckham after finishing University. In two separate bands at the time, drunken nights out discussing the merits of a merger evolved into the first few rehearsals. It went well - Margot formed in 2018 and released a steady stream of singles across the year.
The band employ a DIY ethic, self-producing their recordings in their home studio. After ending 2019 supporting Swimming Tape on their UK tour, the band released their debut EP in February 2020 and are set to support Dana Gavanski on her upcoming tour in March 2021.
Margot's nuanced blend of dream-pop, neo-psychedelia and jangle-guitar create a propulsive, cruising feel reminiscent of Real Estate or War on Drugs.