We’ve long been fans of arty K-Town troupe Gabby Young & Other Animals (read the Ich Bin Q&A with singer Gabby here).
So we reckon you could do worse this long bank holiday weekend than download their new single, I’ve Improved, which was released on Monday.
A suitably jaunty affair – with a catchier-than-crabs chorus – it’s the lead ditty from their upcoming third album, One Foot In Front of the Other, which is packed to the rafters with cabaret and quirky pop.
Oxford-raised Young, 30, first came to north London when she was 19 to play a small acoustic gig at now sadly defunct music pub Monkey Chews. “The audience reacted so well to my songs,” she says, “that that was the night I first thought I could actually be a singer-songwriter.”
Three albums later, including world tours, headline dates at KOKO and 2012’s critically acclaimed The Band Call Out For More – whose promo vid for Walk Away was shot on Hampstead Heath – we reckon that wish has pretty much become true.