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Meatraffle have come up with a way to dodge the ‘difficult second album syndrome’

Hear the south London band's new track celebrating platonic love

South London band Meatraffle released their debut album ‘Hi-Fi Classics’ in 2015.

You might remember they’re the rabble who have gloriously daft names like Tingle Mackerel who plays guitar, Cloudy Truffles on bass and Fats McCourt behind the kit. They’re lead by trumpet playing vocalist Zsa Zsa Sapien.

Recently the Brixton outfit have been back in the studio recording, but they won’t be making a second album. Nope, in a bid to avoid the curse of the ‘difficult second album’ they say they’ve decided to skip straight to the release of their third one.

As of now, they do have some new music to share, though. The track is titled ‘Brother’ and comes out as a 7″ single via Moshi Moshi Singles Club on 14 July.

They’ve provided some background about it: “‘Brother’ is about the platonic love you have with your friends (sex is forbidden). It’s about sharing and having things in common. The ups and downs, of course – about who buys more rounds of drinks than the others. It’s a dry orgy, that’s all it is.”

Here it is:

They’re performing some shows, this is where they’ll be:

London, The Social (Celebrating 40 Years of The Fall) – 23 May
Bristol, Gravy Train @ The Crofters Rights – 10 June
Liverpool, International Festival of Psychedelia – 22/23 September

Photo by: Rob Newton

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