If we were slap bang in the middle of peak blog haus the world would be going absolutely mental about Matlock-based trio Patawawa.
But we’re not and Patawawa are still something of an undiscovered gem, sure they’ve gotten nods from the right people and publications but they’ve yet to really break into the British consciousness… yet.
We’ve got the video premiere for the group’s new single ‘Patagonia’, a lush, disco-fied slice of upbeat funk, with a killer vocal that’s got people — who should really know better — comparing the group’s slender work to that of Nile Rodgers/Bernard Edwards et al.
Sure, the similarities are there but we’re a bit more pragmatic and don’t believe such comparisons are fair or necessary just yet.
Anyway, it’s really nice to see the British trio — which consists of Sam Wilmot, Rory Lovatt and Beth Garrett — getting the attention they clearly deserve, and it’s also really cool to see it’s via Splinter Records, who we’ve been championing for a while now and is run by former Ed Banger, Vicarious Bliss.
The animated video — something of a calling card for the label — has been drawn by French illustrator Regards Coupable, who makes incredible erotic line art and is a pretty big deal on Instagram.
Sadly, his erotic side doesn’t really rear its head in this particular video but nevertheless his interpretation really does capture the spirit of the track perfectly.
If you like the cut of their jib (and why wouldn’t you) the band is playing in London this Tuesday for free, so long as you RSVP beforehand here.