Edinburgh-based, experimental five-piece rEDOLENT have today released their new single ‘nothing bad will ever happen to me’, via burgeoning Scottish label & artist house Post Electric (home to Hamish Hawk, Humour, Iona Zajac & Voka Gentle).

Premiered last night via Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, the single showcases the band’s knack for experimentally crafted mesmeric soundscapes, which have seen them garner fans widely across the airwaves, aswell as being included in the coveted NME100 earlier this year. Accompanied by a self-directed music video, which is very much in keeping with their DIY sensibilities, you can listen/watch the new single via the links above.

‘nothing bad will ever happen to me’ is the first single to be released since rEDOLENT’s debut EP ‘make big money fast online now’, which firmly positioned the band as one of this year’s most promising new acts. Fronted by brothers Danny and Robin Herbert, alongside drummer Andrew Turnbull, bassist Robbie White and Alice Hancock on live samplers and backing vocals, rEDOLENT are making a name for themselves with their meticulous hybrid of indie and electronic. Across their releases, a suite of deep spacious synths, stretched across ambient loops and alt-pop production lays the architecture for frontman Robin’s distinctly evocative vocal and idiosyncratic lyrics, delivered in his Edinburgh brogue brimming full of local colloquialisms.

Speaking about the single, Robin explains “It’s about the contrast between the lows of weekday factory work and the highs of real life at the weekend. It’s a tongue in cheek, wink at fate. The laughable words of your inner child, during the good times, written down and said out loud: “nothing bad will ever happen to me again”, even though you know pain is right around the corner, and you’re going back to work on Monday.”

With all of their output created at Post Electric Studios in Leith, rEDOLENT operate as sole creators of their artistry; writing, recording, producing and mixing their work independently. Born out of an experiment to see how quickly they could start and complete a project with their debut EP, the challenge both exacted their focus and legitimised their creative process.

Whilst citing influences as diverse as Mount Kimbie, king krule, Animal Collectivebrockhampton, LCD soundsystem, Madvillain, Tom Vek, Clairo, CAN and Talking Heads, the band are undoubtedly operating in their own lane and carving a bespoke sound, which has been recognised and applauded from titles including NME, Clash, The Line of Best Fit, DIY, Hunger, Notion, The Skinny – and still just the beginning. Stay tuned for more new music and updates from rEDOLENT to follow very soon.