Posts Tagged ‘Foundlings’

Hadda Be, ‘Another Life’ some very top quality indie pop, and a great Single of the Week. The single is the title from from forthcoming album, recorded between national lockdowns and due to release in April.

Hadda Be of London and Brighton are previously loved as Foundlings, led by the multi-tasking NHS hero Amber Oliver. The band had a ‘very 2020’ year last year – a line-up change, a new baby, and a trademark dispute on top of the global chaos. From the Allen Ginsberg poem Hadda Be Playing on the Radio, the new name reflects their fresh start, and purposeful intent. If this fab single is anything to go by, they’ll be playing on all the radio in no time!, With a new bass-player, debut album on the way and US trademark dispute looming, the band made the decision to switch to Hadda Be, lifted from the Allen Ginsberg poem, Hadda Be Playing on the Radio. 

Recorded at Brighton Road Studios over just five days last summer, “Another Life” was an album created with a desire to capture all of the energy and intensity that make Foundlings such an exciting live band. The immediacy channelled through a recording approach that saw the band largely laying everything down live in just a few takes, with minimal overdubs added afterwards. Listening to the title track, that sense of urgency and energy is immediately clear, it is a track that eschews some of their dreamier tendencies in favour of cutting straight to the point, with clattering guitars, visceral drum hits and yelp along vocals, perfectly suited to sweaty venue sing-alongs, and who isn’t missing those right now?

It is upon us! Our new single Another Life is available everywhere right now. Released via Last Night From Glasgow,Another Life” is the first single from our forthcoming debut album.



Foundlings are a London / Brighton based band who play melodic, guitar-driven, indie-rock. In support of their debut release – double a-side single, ‘Misery’ / ‘Your Sister’ – the band embarked on their successful first U.K. tour, with performances in London, Brighton, Glasgow, Manchester and Sheffield. ‘Misery’ was selected by Steve Lamacq for his 6Music Recommends playlist and by Tom Robinson for the BBC Introducing Mixtape. The track received nationwide airplay on BBC 6Music, Amazing Radio and various other stations; Lamacq described the band’s sound as, “breathless indie pop.” The tracks have an insistent, guitar-driven energy across which the vocals are lifted, setting the tone somewhere between urban style and sweet nostalgia.

Foundlings’ eponymous debut EP is the band’s first release on Scottish label Last Night From Glasgow.


Band Members
Amber, Bryan, Matthew and Oliver

released March 1, 2019