Dig out the deck chairs, get yourself outside and put Cafe Disco by The Harriets on obnoxiously loud. Your neighbours will praise you for your sublime taste in music, and you’ll leave the whole street/town/country, dependant on how noisy you want to go, with lifted spirits and happy souls. When angry Phillis threatens to do you in, lock your doors and pray that she’s too worried about COVID-19 to go anywhere near you. I’m kidding, of course. It’s cool to be respectful, but listen to this track! I urge you.
Out tomorrow, Cafe Disco is the first single from their forthcoming album, and I dare you to dislike it. The band explain that it’s a song about “love, memory and music all wrapped up in one place”. Lovely stuff.
It’s an upbeat, colourful and catchy production with the retro-pop vibe of bands like Bleachers, with vintage three-part harmonies and a style verging on cheese, but definitely tipping the balance into cool. Daniel Parker-Smith and Jess Womack absolutely kill it with possibly my favourite guitar riff and keys collaboration of any song I’ve recently heard. It’s simple but so effective in bringing a special kind of brightness to the whole track. I can imagine this bouncing out of a jukebox in a classic American diner. It’s a proper summer banger.
Cafe Disco is the first release from their upcoming album, Hopefuls, which is due out on the 24th July. I’m hopeful the rest of the record will be just as good.