The Regressive Left
No Wave perfect for desperate young Marxists
Regressive Left took shape over lockdown. The three of us have known each other since we were teenagers, playing on the same bills and DJing the same club nights, but it wasn’t until the pandemic struck that we started writing together as Regressive Left. We are Simon Tyrie, Georgia Hardy and Will Crosby from Luton/Bedford.
Q & A.
FOR THOSE THAT HAVEN’T HEARD OF YOU BEFORE, DESCRIBE YOUR BAND IN ONE SENTENCE:
Political dance-punk for the coming apocalypse.
LCD Soundsystem (the plagiarism), Fela Kuti (the politics), ESG (the vibes), Nubya Garcia (the tone), Aphex Twin (the weirdness)
YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC VENUE IN THE UK:
Georgia: Bedford Esquires
Simon: My favourites have all shut down
Will: Cafe OTO
SHARE WITH US AN INTERESTING ANECDOTE ABOUT ONE OF YOUR SONGS:
Our next release ‘Room With A View’, which is part of Group Therapy Vol. 2, a charity compilation raising money for Black Minds Matter and Help Musicians, was written while facing a revenge eviction – all for the crime of asking for the boiler to be fixed. It’s more depressing than interesting but hey, that’s Reg Left.
YOU ARE SENT TO MARS, NO CHECK-IN BAGGAGE AND YOU CAN TAKE ONE RECORD. WHICH ONE?
Georgia: Night Cruiser by Deodato
Simon: Wild Is The Wind by Nina Simone
Will: Universal Consciousness by Alice Coltrane
WE ARE PROUDLY SUBCULTURE INSPIRED. HOW ABOUT YOU?