Release Date: Out Now
I’m running out of superlatives for Matlock trio Patawawa but I can talk about their consistency if you’re after a new angle. ‘Fight Me’ is the latest release by the band on Splinter Records and it is pure disco delight with a funky undulating bass line and a string section that has hot Paris nights burning in its soul. Throw in the soulful vocals of Beth Garrett and you’ve got a summer party tune ready made but that’s nothing new for Patawawa. It’s the consistency with which Beth, Sam and Rory put together these hugely enjoyable and infectious tunes that make me question – and not for the first time – why aren’t these guys huge and being invited to every festival, pool party and general celebration. Seriously, if you’ve got a slot free at something and you need someone to bring the party then book Patawawa. I’m not kidding….do it now.
14th July – Smoked & Uncut, Southampton
20th-22nd July – Tramlines, Sheffield
3rd-5th August – 110 Above, Atherstone
10th-12th August – JoeFest, Lincolnshire
26th September – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham28th September - Purple Turtle, Reading
29th September - Hy Brasil, Bristol
3rd October - Think Tank? Underground, Newcastle
4th October - The Lending Room, Leeds
5th October - The Fulford Arms, York
10th October - Old Blue Last, London
11th October - Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield.