Listening Post

Mellow Gang are a mellow gang, but they can also write dark songs like ‘Vendetta’

There's also an EP on the way from the London quartet

Mellow Gang are formed from members of Venice Trip, and earlier this year shared a seductive single called ‘Lagoon (Solina)’.

At the centre of the London foursome’s sound is the deep, silt-smooth Juanita Stein-esque voice of frontwoman Harriet Joseph, which is shown off much more by this new track ‘Vendetta’.

It’s taken from a new EP they’ve announced, ‘Play’, that’ll be released on 23 June.

Harriet’s words on this latest song: “‘Vendetta’ came as a piece of writing at an anxious time. It centred from that harrowing paranoia you can create against yourself in fear/anger of the odds against you, whilst being allowed to admit some fragility.

“It’s been an unexplained comfort to me since I first wrote it three years ago, and the first song that really excited us when Mellow Gang came together.”

Mellow Gang have some upcoming shows booked. If you’re heading to The Great Escape, they’re playing Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar on Saturday (20 May). Then, to mark the launch of the EP they’ve lined up a show at The Sebright Arms, London, on 26 June.