My Love’ is the latest single lifted from British India’s explosive new LP, Forgetting The Future.

Recorded in Melbourne with producer Oscar Dawson, ‘My Love’ was the first song completed for the album. When the band gathered around the studio speakers to listen, they knew they were making the album they needed to make. On ‘My Love’ British India’s signature melodic chaos is front and centre, with their frenetic yet danceable rhythms more unhinged than ever. Introspective lyrics express a time of confusion and frustration for Melia, who explained the song’s meaning with; “Now that you don’t like me, I realise I like you.”

Told you I’d be there, came in on New Years
Landed in pouring rain
Instantly captured, worse than imagined
Said things I shouldn’t say

Debuting at #12 on the ARIA Albums Chart, Forgetting The Future represents a revolutionary phase for the band. For the first time in an impressive six-album career that spans over a decade, they teamed up with an external producer and pushed their sonic boundaries, with striking results. “We were really surprised with how well it turned out with Oscar, to be honest, because it was a new way of recording for us and it was a risk,” Melia says. “There’s an intensity to the production that addresses the lyric world of the album. I think we were heading a certain way with the writing and Oscar was able to catch us on that road.”

British India are without doubt one of the tightest, hardest working bands in the country. They are currently amid a massive 32-date national album tour that visits major and regional cities up until mid-December, and will also appear at The Grass Is Greener Festival in Mackay. Their hometown show hits 170 Russell in Melbourne on Friday November 10.

‘My Love’ follows on from lead single ‘Precious’, which was added to high rotation on triple j and received heavy airplay from Triple M and community radio. They’ve also been featured in a deep bag of streaming playlists, including Best Of The Week, Indie Mixtape and Spotify’s This Is: British India.

Courtesy of a grant from Apple Music, British India recently recorded live videos of ‘My Love’ and album track, ‘Take Me With You’. They were filmed at The Batman Royale warehouse and will be released over the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

Over the course of their career, British India have earned themselves four Top 10 ARIA albums, eight entries into the Hottest 100 and their single I Can Make You Love Me is accredited Gold status in Australia.

Forgetting The Future is out now through Liberation Records (AU/NZ) and AntiFragile (ROW).

✭✭✭✭ There’s an adventurous complexity to British India’s latest that’s an exploration of their creative natureRolling Stone

✭✭✭✭ Forgetting The Future manages to keep an emotional rawness which combines with the bands experience and skill to create an album unlike anything else, an emotional roller-coaster with a number of songs that have the ability to become anthems of a generationForte Mag

8.7/10 Forgetting the Future shows how British India have matured both as songwriters and musicians. Their time together as a band, and their work, is clear in the quality of this album – The AU Review

Tightened song-writing and more textured production make for a fresh-sounding record that’ll be a nice addition to your regular rotation this summer – Music Feeds


Upcoming dates
Fri 13 Oct – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
Sat 14 Oct – Grass Is Greener Festival, Cairns, QLD
Fri 20 Oct – Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads, NSW
Sat 21 Oct – Grass Is Greener Festival, Mackay, QLD
Thu 26 Oct – Arcade Nightclub, Joondalup, WA
Fri 27 Oct – Badlands, Perth, WA
Sat 28 Oct – Badlands, Perth, WA
Sun 29 Oct – Newport Hotel, Fremantle, WA
Thu 02 Nov – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Fri 03 Nov – Rollercoaster, Mandurah, WA
Sat 04 Nov – Dunsborough Tavern, Dunsborough, WA
Sun 05 Nov – The Gate, Success, WA
Thu 9 Nov – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
Fri 10 Nov – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Sat 11 Nov – The Wool Exchange, Geelong, VIC
Fri 17 Nov – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Sat 18 Nov – Entrance Leagues Club, Central Coast, NSW
Fri 24 Nov – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Sat 25 Nov – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Fri 1 Dec – Discovery, Darwin, NT
Sat 2 Dec – Gap View Hotel, Alice Springs, NT
Thu 7 Dec – The Basement, Canberra, ACT
Fri 8 Dec – Uni Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Sat 9 Dec – The Metro, Sydney, NSW
Fri 15 Dec – The Gov, Adelaide, SA