Confidence Man bring you ‘Confident Music For Confident People’
‘Confident Music for Confident People’ sets eleven tales of 21st century ennui to irresistible, irrepressible dance music. The opening lines of Try Your Luck (“I must confess/I’ve been sleeping with your ex/’Cos I heard he was the best/I must confess/I never would have guessed he would get so obsessed… I’m not surprised”) set the tone perfectly for what follows.
Here is a set of songs that take the kind of all-consuming interior monologues that bored, disaffected youth are wrestling with the world over and places them square in the middle of the dance floor before adding call-and-response choruses for good measure – it’s the best collection of perfect pop music you’ll hear all year, the perfect embodiment of the characters that made it that somehow manages to be both wildly ambitious and deceptively simple at the same time.
And in preparation for the album’s arrival they have just unveiled its latest track, ‘Don’t You Know I’m In A Band’.
“We wrote this song for people who think they’re really cool just because they’re in a band. People like us,” explains Janet Planet.
“Don’t you know? Didn’t you know? Well if you didn’t know by now you should do your homework. Being in a band is the coolest and it ain’t ever gonna change.” Added Sugar Bones.
LISTEN TO ‘DON’T YOU KNOW I’M IN A BAND’ HERE:
Finally, having already made a handful of appearances in the U.K., including a recent deliriously received sold-out show at London’s XOYO and a number of much talked about slots at last year’s Great Escape Festival in Brighton, the band bring their insanely infectious live show back to Europe in the summer.
✹LIVE UK DATES✹
25 • MAY • London • All Points East
10 • JUN Manchester • Parklife
1 • JUL • Glasgow • TRNSMT
28 • JUL • St Germans • Port Eliot Festival
29 • JUL • Standon Calling