After building their following through local shows and an intimate UK tour, the band and producer Ed Ripley came into contact. In 2019, Desmerelda released what they class as their first official single, ‘This Time’ - a revamped and reimagined version of a previous demo release. The London-based group say that Ripley’s involvement allowed them to give their music the “magic sauce” and truly bring out the sound they had envisioned. The single premiered on Boogaloo Radio on Max Goodman’s evening show and also garnered attention from the likes of Abbie McCarthy on BBC Introducing Kent.
‘Tango with the Hypnotist’ is the band’s latest release which sees them enter the realms of dark, fuzzy disco and is the second of their workings with Ripley. The song is an anecdote about a trip to a local pub venue and, as vocalist Broggio puts it, “succumbing to the power of FOMO with a dash of booze”
“Riffy goodness” “I like it. I like it a lot.” - Abbie McCarthy, BBC Introducing Kent