I HATE IT BUT IT'S FREE EP

by molejoy

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Beats To The Bar This EP is great fun. Disco Not Disco drums, scratchy windy guitar parts and rolling bass complement their sociopolitical lyrics, all in good humour. Live video here: youtu.be/r4ZqUJNN1HE Favorite track: radicalise.
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Your favourite neighbourhood moles finally put something down for prosperity and have released their baby 6 track EP >>> ‘I HATE IT BUT IT’S FREE’.

Expect a joyful, stop/start sonic escapade through songs about cool, sexy mums, radicalising your children, battle cries about bodies, irreverence about capitalism monetising your life and selling it back to you, microwaves and breakups. You’ll laff, you’ll cry, things will never be the same again.

Sounds like lots of things emerging at once. Some people once said ESG and The Pixies but that’s q a big deal so maybe more like if they had some kind of immaculate conception who is in their emergent, angsts teen years…? But maybe not. Who can say.. Grab yaself a copy and find out!

I HATE IT BUT IT’S FREE is also available as a full colour, physical EP cut and folded by small mole hands. It is very special and comes in 3 different colours with lyric sheets, a poster and digital download code.

The digital EP is £6, the physical one £8 OR, SUPERFANS can pick up and EP + tshirt deal for £15 on independents United here: www.independentsunited.co.uk/product/i-hate-it-but-it-s-free-molejoy-ep

Review by Beats to the Bar here: www.beatstothebar.com/records?fbclid=IwAR2jCbsLgfAMPY2k0pRvID-0MC0A3kS2wbIX1Y4-RgVQRMiuIxQrSlI2L64

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released March 22, 2019

molejoy is Sophie Chapman (bass), Giles Bunch (guitar) and Kerri Jefferis (drums), vocals by all.

I HATE IT BUT IT’S FREE was recorded live at Wysing Arts Centre (2018) by Beth Bramich with help from Simon Clear. The cover art ‘Box Series’ are collaborative paintings made by Andrew Brady, Elliott King and Tim Prestwood with support from Artworks South Yorkshire: a not for profit creative arts organisation that aims to challenge people’s perceptions of intellectual disabilities through celebrating the creativity and ambition of their artists.

All other images: photography by Sophie le Roux, makeup by Maryam Sofia. All songs and costumes by molejoy (except 9 to 5). EP design by Andrew Walker aka The Suspicious Carrot. Special thanks to The Antiuniversity Now who we would not be here without! Artsadmin for £ and chats, METAL Southend for time and space, Dolly Parton for her infinite wisdoms and all our fwends.

Licenced by Creative Commons: Attribution-ShareAlike. CC BY-SA.

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molejoy London, UK

Piss thunder drums - like when you’re being bullied at school and they’re pushing you to the ground, you can't get up and you miss your bus. We were surprised too. Guitar like a janky synth. Sparse with no room in it. Melodic bass, like soft bones climbing a rope. Everything fighting to get to the front. Sassy, sarky, sincere; because no-one else cares.

“It's different, it's unusual.”
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Track Name: 9 to 5
Tumble outta bed and I stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition
Yawn and stretch and try to come to life
Jump in the shower and the blood starts pumpin'
Out on the street the traffic starts jumpin'
With folks like me on the job from 9 to 5

Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin'
Barely gettin' by, it's all takin' and no givin'
They just use your mind and they never give you credit
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it

9 to 5, for service and devotion
You would think that I would deserve a fat promotion
Want to move ahead but the boss won't seem to let me
I swear sometimes that man is out to get me!

They let you dream just to watch 'em shatter
You're just a step on the boss-man's ladder
But you got dreams he'll never take away
You're in the same boat with a lotta your friends
Waitin' for the day your ship'll come in
An' the tide's gonna turn and it's all gonna roll your way

Workin' 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin'
Barely gettin' by, it's all takin' and no givin'
They just use your mind and you never get the credit
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it

9 to 5, yeah they got you where they want you
There's a better life, and you dream about it, don't you?
It's a rich man's game no matter what they call it
And you spend your life puttin' money in his wallet

9 to 5, whoa what a way to make a livin'
Barely gettin' by, it's all takin' and no givin'
They just use your mind and they never give you credit
It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it

9 to 5, yeah they got you where they want you
There's a better life, and you dream about it, don't you?
It's a rich man's game no matter what they call it
And you spend your life puttin' money in his wallet
Track Name: oooo
Round the gate
Mouse out your mouth
You, you feed the cat
Sound stops your brain
and it’s round again
Five star rating
But it doesn't count
Oh there's your train
It's like a melody
That you don't like

Excuse me!
Oooooooooooooooooo

Peak periods
Ache in your back
The, the silverfish
Dusty within
and you scuttle round
Murmurs your twin
And she says to go
But there's no room in
A touch of home
Play on your own

Excuse me!
Ooooooooooooooooooo

Insure and go
A paper hat
You, you say you don’t
Sucks the life out
The friendly energy
Wind changes today
It’s like a battery
Fifty pence off
So you pay the price
You check the scene

Excuse me!
Ooooooooooooooooooo
Track Name: microwave
Pierce
The film lid
Are we
Were we
STOP
Hungry
I want you
To exist
When I’m not
STOP
Around
Hot for me
Stir it
Don’t look at it
STOP
How long…

STOP - FASTER

Pierce
The film lid
Are we
Were we
STOP
HUNGRY!
I want you
To exist
When I’m not
STOP
AROUND!
Hot for me
Stir it
Don’t look at it
STOP
Track Name: MAMMA
mamma sexy mamma cool girl
mamma sexy mamma cool girl
mamma sexy mamma cool girl

mamma sexy mamma cool girl
mamma sexy mamma cool girl
mamma sexy mamma cool girl


mamma sexy mamma cool girl
mamma sexy mamma cool girl
mamma sexy mamma cool girl
Track Name: radicalise
I’m not sorry
I just want to radicalise your babies
ASPIRATION
You’re not doing a very good job
I can’t stand it any longer
Realise your potential by realising theirs
You can love your work
Keeping me awake at night

I’m gonna steal your babies
Really it’s for their own good
Who needs a ballet lesson when they've got
Oh! Did you?
Here are the exam questions...

Radicalise
Your Children
You should

Radicalise
Your Children
You should

What salary bracket are you?
Read the telegraph - stave off boredom
Nice work if you can get it
And you can get it if you try
Hows your baby doing?
Do they know all the options available to them?
Do they know what’s possible in reality?
Like not much
But yeah
You know

Radicalise
Your Children
You should

Radicalise
Your Children
You should
Track Name: body
I’ve been thinking bout my body and
If it, thinks of me
I’ve been thinking bout my body and
Becoming an object to be seen

oh/

I’ve been thinking bout my body and
If this, fatigue is a strike
I’ve been thinking bout my body and
The bits, the bits and what’s not a-like

I’ve been thinking bout my body and
The should be compulsion
I’ve been thinking bout my body and
It as a mercy organ

oh/

I’ve been thinking bout my body and
The lack, the lack of care I'm taking
I’ve been thinking bout my body and
What statements it is and isn't making

I’ve been thinking bout my body and
What it carries and contains
I’ve been thinking bout my body and
Rights, claims, desires and aims

oh/

I’ve been thinking bout my body and
Thinking, about home
I’ve been thinking bout my body and
Thinking about it alone

I’ve been thinking bout my body and
If this body is better, let it be
I’ve been thinking bout my body and
Wondering if it thinks of me?

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