If Desensitised by Margot was a colour it would be a pastel shade. A mellow piece of jangle-pop it takes me back to a time when boys with guitars sung their hearts out with a certain softness rather than any sort of fighting arrogance. This is more Aztec Camera than Oasis, more early Belle & Sebastian than Arctic Monkeys; it meanders and flows rather than kicks and punches. There’s no earworm chorus, no killer hook and yet as Desensitised takes you on its journey of the morning commute of becoming more mechanised with pixelated eyes it manages to make the dullness and monotony of it all sound oddly heart-warming.
Also extra marks to the band for pulling a cheesy thumbs up pose in the press shot, which if you look closely even features some red eye. Clearly they're not competing with Lady Gaga in the image stakes.
Margot is Alex Hannaway (vocals), Ben Andrewes (drums), Albi Cleghorn (guitar), Rob Fenner (guitar) and Michael Webb (bass) and they are from South-London. Desensitised is the debut single.
Margot - Desensitised