Words by Nick Mee. @Nickjmee
Although Slum Sociable are from the musically fertile environs of Melbourne, Oz, their debut single has something of the downtempo cool of noughties Brighton about it, specifically the excellent labels Tru Thoughts and Catskills. ‘Anyway’ is lent an easy momentum by its assuredly understated rhythm track, and currency by the digitalist timbre of its vast bass drop. Otherwise, it is spacious and symphonic chillout, layered with charming reverbed harp, clipped piano and the faraway soulful lament of the lead vocal. The band have revealed little about themselves other than the fact they are a duo, and their enigmatic status is secure in the ‘Anyway’ video. Director Danny Cohen splashes colourful modern choreography against a surrealist canvas, creating an abstract aesthetic enhancement to the song’s soothe.
'Anyway' is out now