Over the past couple years, Melbourne duo – Slum Sociable – have quietly become one of Australia’s best kept secrets and purveyors of slinky, melodic indie-electro tunes. Their toolkit typically features wide grooves, seductive vocals and almost exclusively non-major chords.
I’ll admit it, last year’s top-heavy single, “Name Call,” didn’t excite me anywhere near as much as 2015’s smooth, sexy 7-track EP TQ, but new single, “Don’t Come Back Another 100 Times,” is another story altogether.
Perhaps it’s the beat, swinging deep like a low, heavy pendulum, or perhaps it’s the clearly-real-life pain that bleeds through lead singer (and drummer) Miller Upchurch’s melody; this song hits hard. I just spun it about five times on repeat and you may want to do the very same.
Slum Sociable (which is Upchurch along with producer, guitarist and keyboardist Ed Quinn) are finally set to release their debut album later this year – keep your eyes, and more importantly ears, peeled for more info soon.