MUSIC: Strange Neighbours release debut single ‘Shake Down’

Strange Neighbours has released ‘Shake Down’ the first single from the band’s upcoming EP.

Strange Neighbours, a new eclectic, collaborative dance project has released its first track ‘Shake down’ with a video set to drop in the coming weeks.

Originating from Brighton, and Made up of Sam Abbo and Jed Morgans, Strange Neighbours comes as a side project from renowned Brighton band, Opus Kink. Sam Abbo’s (songwriter) idea for strange neighbours, was to put together an EP to collaborate with current musicians in the London and Brighton music scene. Each of the record’s five tracks has been created, and tailored, with their respective vocal collaborators, leading to an eclectic yet rounded experience.

Strange Neighbours Vol 1 is a collaborative dance music experiment in which a colourful variety of stranger pop vocals – including takes from Johnny Giles (Transformer), Maisy Banks and Kaeto – ride over music that combines electric rhythms with dirty jazz saxophone and guitar. 

The EP opens with ‘Shake Down’, a thumping dance pop single with Roxy Music style vocals from johnny (Transformer), and moves on in the same vein. Highlights include the lazy hit ‘Black Cat Walking’ with a trip hop style beat peppered with live percussion that moves under a dreamy vocal performance from Maisy Banks. Here to Teach and That’s an Order drives the record to its heady peak with chunky electro-groove bangers sure to make the audience dance. ‘Aburrido’ finishes things off with a melding of dangerous electronica and flat-out flamenco, closing a truly eclectic listening experience.

Strange Neighbours’ debut five-track EP will be released via Hideous Mink Records on 15 April with three singles being released with accompanying music videos.

Track List:

Shake Down (feat. Transformer)

Black Cat Walking (feat. Maisy Banks)

Here to teach

That’s an Order

Aburrida (feat. Kaeto)