Recently powering through New Zealand shows and SXSW, the duo we know and love as Slum Sociable; with the unique echoing sentimental voice of Miller Upchurch, supported by the experimental sounds of Edward Quinn share their latest track ‘Do Something About it’ to coincide with a run of East Coast tour dates, hitting regional and metropolitan cities throughout June and July, including dropping in to our inner north.
The haunting ‘Do Something About It’ unveils a different side to Slum Sociable’s unique blend of ‘lo-fo jazz hop’, leaning towards a minimal, pop-focused sound that is another welcomed progression in songwriting and production from the acclaimed artists. In a note from vocalist Miller, he talks of the vulnerability that inspired the lyrics.
“’Do Something About It’ was written from the perspective of a feeling, of when time stands still and your stomach drops, when you don’t know how to cope in a split second scenario, while still prompting you to act.”
‘Do Something About It’ is the first of two stunning new songs Slum Sociable will release in the lead up to their upcoming tour. The 8-date run will be the band’s first since a national album tour late last year, which saw them sell out Melbourne’s Corner Hotel.
With no interest in repetition, Slum Sociable’s sound evolves with every release. ‘Do Something About It’ is our first taste of new music since their self-titled debut LP, which was crowned locally as the feature album on triple j and FBi Radio in the week of release. The singles, ‘Name Call’, ‘Don’t Come Back Another 100 Times’ and ‘Castle’ have collected over 4 million streams on Spotify and appeared in massive global playlists including New Indie Mix, Underground Hits and Ultimate Indie. They’ve also received love from international radio stations BBC Radio 1, Beats 1 and KCRW, as well as garnering a mass of online attention from Billboard, NYLON, The 405, CLASH, Earmilk and Indie Shuffle.
Missed our chat with Miller himself? You can read all about it here
Slum Sociable at The Night Cat
137-141 Johnston St, Fitzroy
Friday 13th July 2018
Media Release Courtesy of Liberation Records – Part of the Mushroom Group
Feature Image Credit: Slum Sociable Facebook Page
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