Band on the Wall presents Patawawa
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Having spent the summer festival season getting sunburnt, rained on, playing main stages and impromptu parties alike, all often in the space of one weekend, Derbyshire trio Patawawa return in September with a new single, ‘That Guy’.
Having tried their hand at recording in a real studio with their last EP, ‘That Guy’ sees Sam, Beth and Rory go back to their bedroom roots to conjure up an exuberant explosion of funk bass lines, disco beats, massive pop choruses all tied together with a DIY indie sensibility.
“After our adventures in Paris we decided to go ‘back to bedroom’ with this track (not to be confused with ‘back to bedlam’ – James blunt (RIP)),” explains Beth. “We drafted in a good Matlock mate of ours, Karma Kid, to give the song a bit of xtra pizzazz and I have to say we are more than made up with the result. We just can’t wait to share this absolute bop with you all!”
Picked by NME as ‘Ones to Watch in 2018’ before their debut EP had even been released, the Matlock band have enjoyed an incredible 18 months, finding favour with everyone from BBC Radio DJs Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson and Lauren Laverne to ‘Stranger’ Things star Millie Bobby Brown, who is launching her new brand ‘Purple’ with the band providing the soundtrack.
Having been tipped by the likes of The Line of Best Fit, The Guardian, Clash and many more picking up comparisons to artists ranging from Chic to Madonna, Two Door Cinema Club to Foals, Patawawa have quickly defined their own sound, honed on a series of increasingly riotous festival appearance and sold out tours of the UK.
“… radiates the sound of peak-period Nile Rodgers/Bernard Edwards or early Madonna” – The Guardian