Ead Wood // ‘Environmental’

Words: J Anderson / @j.ando82

  • ‘Environmental’ is the latest single by Bristol quartet Ead Wood.
  • The track touches upon the imminent problems caused by the climate crisis.
  • Taken from their upcoming second EP, ‘Songs in the Quay of Sea’.

Indie-pop four-piece Ead Wood released their debut EP ‘Beige Dreams’ in 2018, the same year the Bristol band built an audience by touring across Europe. Their EP, as well as subsequent singles ‘Plum Cake’ and ‘Skin’, have led to features in publications such as Clash, DIY and Line of Best Fit, support from BBC Radio Bristol’s Adam Crowther, and a slot at Glastonbury 2019. Ead Wood’s latest single ‘Environmental’ is taken from their upcoming EP, ‘Songs in the Quay of Sea’.

As the title suggests, ‘Environmental’ is a song about climate anxiety, inspired by an article read by frontman Ed Soles about “the detrimental effect… this unusually warm winter was having on hibernating animals”. Soles’ humorous lyrics about the emotional aspect of the climate crisis highlight feelings of worry and unease that many are likely to identify with. Combined with distorted rhythm and jangly lead guitars, Ead Wood manage to take what could have easily been a heavy-handed or preachy subject matter and instead create a fun, high-energy number.

The video for ‘Environmental’ was animated by Sam Brentnall and features photographs taken by him and Soles at an Extinction Rebellion demonstration. Ead Wood’s second EP is scheduled for release later this year.