Here at The Lowdown, we love introducing our readers to new music that we highly recommend checking out! In this article, we introduce you to emerging band Rampton Prom, who released their debut single 'Too Baby' at the end of 2020 and have more recently released their new single 'Little Things,' which is driven by an alternative-pop sound and is filled with engaging production and tender lyrics. One thing that is particularly impressive about Rampton Prom is that their music is very unique and their distinct sound truly makes them stand out.
The band derive inspiration from a contemporary pop and US hip-hop sound, with their music mixing together choppy beats, poetic lyricism and quirky analogue arrangements. Their production and vocals perfectly compliment one another. The trio's releases to date set the precedent for what is to come in the future from Rampton Prom - we already can't wait to hear even more from them!
We had the opportunity to catch-up with Rampton Prom, to speak with them about their new single, their plans for 2021 and much more. Keep reading to check out what they had to say!
You have recently released your new single, titled 'Little Things.' What has it been like for you to get new music released?
"The day before a release is a bit like Christmas Eve - it's a mixture of nerves and excitement. Will we get the coveted basketball glove ('New Music Friday') or a piece of coal? It was lovely when we heard Steve Lamacq play our last release, 'Too Baby,' for the first time."
For anyone who hasn't heard your new release yet, can you sum it up in a couple of words?
"We wanted a track that people could dance to. Lyrically, it explores themes of nostalgia and trying to turn mountains back into molehills. Dust off the stereo and have a boogie!"
Have you found that lockdown has given you more of an opportunity to write and work on new music?
"In some ways, it has. It's obviously a lot harder for us to see each other, but we managed to get together for an extended period last year and write an album. The lockdown has hit us all hard though."
For anyone who doesn't know, how did you three meet and go on to form Rampton Prom?
"We met three or four years ago at a boat show. Breeze was flogging anchors and Queen G was the evening entertainment. I (Bubs) swept in, saw the two of them chatting by the Cranchi exhibit, and said to them that we should get out of there and form a band. The rest, they say, is history."
What does the rest of 2021 have in store for you?
"We are releasing an onslaught of singles leading up to our debut album, which we're hoping will arrive around the middle of summer. We're just hoping that we'll have the chance to perform live by then! Next month, we're doing a live filmed gig at The Louisiana in Bristol, so that'll be an opportunity for people to have a peek at us playing in the flesh."
Finally, do you have a message for all those who support you?
"Never buy an anchor off Breeze. Thank you for your support - please stick with us!"
Rampton Prom's new single 'Little Things' is out now and is available to purchase and stream on all responsible music purchasing and streaming outlets.
By Rachel Dempster