‘Little Rituals’ draws on an intriguing mix of the band’s alt-indie influences; imagine the sonic textures in Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ album combined with the impassioned vocals of indie artists like Sam Fender and Half Moon Run and you’re getting close. Soaring above a relentless, pulsating rhythm section, frontman Olly Corpe’s emotionally charged vocals explore themes of addiction and destiny, reflecting on how the two things relate to each other.
Life sometimes feels like a series of pre-determined building blocks. The song is about breaking the routine and questioning destiny. How much control do we have over our own paths, addictions and desires? And can we break away from ourselves or will that battle to break away ultimately be another piece of a pre-determined puzzle?