INDIE pop four-piece Not Made In China have dropped a new EP.

Southernisms is a collection of seven songs about the eccentricities of life as lived by four friends in Bournemouth and covers issues ranging from unemployment and self-image to the state of public transport.

The outfit, who originally formed as a melancholy guitar and piano duo in 2006, combine a love of uplifting afrobeat melodies with British indie-pop influences such as The Smiths, Kirsty MacColl and The Stone Roses.

The EP was recorded at the band’s home studio The Burrow, and has been released via music cooperative Sotones Records.

The band also has a label under the same name, which is home to local artists such as Beartown Zodiac, Powdered Cows and Jokes (The Band).

You can listen to the EP at