Listening Post

Family Time wrote some songs and played them to sunburnt and puzzled holidaymakers in Spanish hotels

Beats the usual Tuesday quiz night

You could look upon a certain type of Spanish hotel bar as being a slightly grim place – a bunch of pink-skinned Brits smelling of Aftersun, drinking German lager and watching the “live entertainment” advertised in reception earlier in the day. We all know it’s usually a weary local with an accordion or someone doing Ed Sheeran covers.

Family Time are a band. Two Spaniards who left London for the island of Mallorca. Once they’d set up a studio, recorded a few songs they decided to assemble a group and take them on tour. Except, Mallorca doesn’t really have a string of Academy venues to try out that material. Hence why they took it out in front of the people enjoying their all-inclusive package holidays (ATOL protected).

Check out ‘Magic Abyss Hotel’ below. The track’s on streaming services tomorrow (Friday 26 October).

Family Time play The Shacklewell Arms on 16 November, and The Victoria (both in London) on 29 November.