Monday, 3 June 2013


*Originally published for The Tipping Point (3/2/13)

One of life’s greatest pleasures, perhaps only for music nerds, is pinpointing a band’s music influences and realising the comparisons are accurate. Take the latest single from Liverpool’s All We Are, who were first tipped last year. Within five seconds of listening to ‘Utmost Good’ I’ve scribbled “sleepy Bee Gees” and within five seconds of googling it appears the three piece liken themselves to “the Bee Gees on diazepam.” Get in. Admittedly, my tone-deaf nanna could spot the link.

‘Utmost Good’ oozes funk from every drugged beat or wah wah bass note, supplemented by biting falsettos that really would raise the Gibbs’ eyebrows. The track’s drowsy ostinato is addictive and great company for a lazy Sunday afternoon, especially with the summer months looming. It’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra at their most laid back, though fashions a more distilled sound, and it’s a delight to hear.
Catch the Liverpool lot at The Seabright Arms on 17th June.

*Tip courtesy of Phil from Not Many Experts