Living in London, keeping company with Art Brut, and jetting off to Chicago to record a debut album with famed producer Steve Albini is fake do-it-yourself indeed. And Popular Workshop has no qualms about admitting it. They’ve certainly had a great deal of help. DIY be damned, I say. What does it even mean in a digitally dominated world, anyway? The band’s acerbic new single “Popsong,” which precedes their highly anticipated (at least in my house!) album We’re Alive, And We’re Not Alone, to be released next month on Fake DIY Records is a sure-shot ticket to Brit indie stardom.
“…I don’t know where I’ve been and I don’t know who I am.”