Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Meanwhile - Bigger City

“A man who fizzled with charismatic / camp booty and hip shaking energy and a blast of Prince like electro-funk grooves, plus songs that were both intriguing and infectious.” That was our description of Tom Andrews, who goes by the name of Meanwhile, following his performance in a blackened tunnel just yards from the windswept beach at this year’s Great Escape Festival in Brighton. There may have been a few technical hitches, but Meanwhile was freakily thrilling, showing that Basingstoke (for apparently this is where he comes from) has an awful lot more to offer than Brit nominee Tanita Takaram (remember her?) and a bunch of roundabouts.

Now here’s the second track to be released from Meanwhile following the online success of Luvletta. Bigger City struts like the funkiest of chickens, completely dismissing itself from most of the pop of today. It’s the sound of Cameo grabbed by the balls with some screwed synths from Chaka Khan’s Feel For You and rocking up to Paisley Park for a full on lubrication by the purple one himself. It’s stupidly fun and ridiculously animated five-star funk. 

If you get the chance to see him live, do so, for if nothing else you'll come out after the show with a huge smile on your face.

Meanwhile - Bigger City

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