Neverlanded is a three-piece, alternative rock band from north London who initially formed as an online project in 2017. They’ve just released their debut EP, Fluffy Unicorns United - or F.u.U. - so we caught up with them to find out more.
‘Fluffy Unicorns United’, is a cocktail of post-punk, art rock, grunge and pop tunes
First up, tell us a bit about yourselves - what led you teaming up as Neverlanded?
The band is formed of a collective of musicians who love being loud, sharing a common desire to make noise.
Who do your take inspiration from?
Life. Anything that surrounds us, whether one can see it or not.
Why the name ‘Neverlanded’?
It’s never been very clear how it chose us. One day, it was just there like it had a will of its own.
How would you describe your musical style?
Our debut EP, Fluffy Unicorns United, is a cocktail of post-punk, art rock, grunge and pop tunes.
If you could collaborate with any living artist or band, who would you choose?
P!NK! She’s just like a pill!
Tell us about your debut EP F.u.U., what’s it about? What does ‘F.u.U.’ stand for?
Fluffy Unicorns United is our introduction to the world! It’s a record that promotes unity for all, whether you’re human or an animal, so we can strive to live in peace on Earth. Also, it is about supporting Mermaids UK, a non-profit organisation based in Leeds, who support children, young people, and their families to help achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. They provide education and emotional support, which are needed to create amazing adults.
When did you write F.u.U., and where did you record it?
F.u.U. was written and recorded in the summer of 2017, by Margo Broom, at Hermitage Works Studios.
How does F.u.U. represent your style?
It’s loud, groovy, emotional, honest and electric. That’s all we need to fuel our live performances.
Can you talk us through each song?
‘Brainsane’: “In the darkness people can see stars.” We hope that everyone who hits rock bottom, no matter how many times they fall, are able to rise again.
‘MesS.O.S.’: When you get detached from yourself, time and terrain orientation are off. Memory starts fading, and you go to sleep thinking that not being able to wake up is not such a bad idea after all.
‘This Friend Of Mine’: When you don’t recognise yourself in the mirror. It’s a song about befriending your demons and the invisible claiming visibility.
‘Scream4IceCream’: Sometimes, meds work, and on other occasions, they don’t.
What are your hopes for F.u.U.?
F.u.U. introduced and still introduces Neverlanded to the world. We’ve received some great feedback! As well as our fans, a good number of music journalists have shown faith in Neverlanded. Thank you to each and every one of you for spreading the word around.
What other plans do you have for the year?
We’re currently working on the videos for F.u.U. that, along with two more singles, will be released later this year.
Finally, if you could go back in time and give yourselves one piece of advice, when would it be and what would you say?
It would be during the course of life, in general, you should smile more and think less. “Deep breath and count to ten!” Unfortunately, that last one always seems to be forgotten, so we made a note of it on ‘Scream4IceCream’.
Listen to F.u.U. on SoundCloud below. For news and tour dates go to neverlanded.com.