Video: Officers – Born In May

Video: Officers – Born In May

Ended up doing a little bit of retrospection, on account of a strange thought that struck me whilst starting to write this. It seemed unlikely, but thanks to the internet keeping a record of everything, I was easily able to confirm my vague suspicion as being actually true – Officers were the first band I came across when I got back into new music somewhere around five years ago, that I’m still following. I say ‘still’, though I did lose track for a while; they were quiet for a long time and I had to assume they were no more. So imagine my surprise when last year, I picked up Fizzy Blood’s Come Play With Me single at a gig, only to discover that the other side of the 7″ contained Attack. Skip forward a few months, and electronic rock’s seemingly most elusive band have another new single out, Born In May. This one is a bit different to what’s come before, letting go some of their shadowy intensity to expand into something more airy and colourful. Slipping even into shoegaze territory, the song’s release was somehow perfectly timed for what felt like the first day of summer.