EP Review: We Should Hang Out More – Behind The Mayhem

we should hang out. more

We Should Hang Out More are back with their ‘Behind The Mayhem’ EP. This is their second release on Midnight Riot! and it seems they’ve found a label that fits them perfectly.

Serving up a dose of contemporary disco heat, the lads have proven with their latest offering, a thorough understanding of the party genre. It’s a wholesome and, for the most part, uplifting set of tracks. Only ‘Zumex’ carries an ominous feel – it’s easy to imagine it playing in a neo-noir sci-fi film nightclub with its progressive electro/disco sound, complete with a low-slung bassline, brass ensemble samples, and vocals transposed from a ghostly FM station.

Title track ‘BigBadLlama’ has a melodic instrumental hook that screams party-time. Big beats with phased electro synths and computerised vocals take you back to an 80’s dance floor. It’s quintessentially WSHOM.

Highlight of the EP is ‘Les Salles Arc-en-Ciel’, a track that would feel right at home at Mancuso’s famous parties at The Loft in 70s New York. It features live percussion with prominent tom toms, and a little dash of cowbell, to give listeners a taste of an old-school disco beat. Inject some symbiotic electro synth and a swinging bassline, and you have a WSHOM classic.

‘Behind the Mayhem’ is a release that will fit snuggly next to works from disco dons Todd Terje or Prins Thomas. It’s cheeky, moody, and most importantly, fun.

‘Behind the Mayhem’ was released on 24th April via Midnight Riot! 


Read the January 2021 issue of SNACK magazine on your tablet, mobile, or pc.

You May Also Like

Q&A: Fauves – Spaced Out Face

How have you been the last few months? Surviving lockdown? We’ve been surviving, we’ve ...

hinds band playing live

Album review: Hinds ‘The Prettiest Curse’

‘Just Like Kids (Mau)’ doesn’t just give us the title for Hinds’ The Prettiest ...

Owners of Grassroots Music Venues publish open letter to the UK Government

Grassroots music venues in partnership with the Music Venue Trust have published an open ...

madonna x

Madonna is the boss. Not like Springsteen, the actual boss.

Madonna is the boss. Not like Springsteen, the actual boss.   I guess it’s ...

The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon – Interview with Ian McCulloch

The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon   ICONIC indie band Echo & The ...

Single review: Felix and The Sunsets – This Will Change

‘This Will Change’ is the newest single from the Edinburgh based alt-rock group Felix ...

Interview – Annie Booth – Spectral

Annie Booth is in an in-between time. “I’ve just had my last shift in ...

Album review: Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death

From the title alone, you sense A Hero’s Death will see Fontaines D.C. reevaluating ...

Premiere: Post Ironic State – “The Balhousie” Live with DJC Sessions

Before the world went into lockdown, Post Ironic State spent some time with young ...

Get SNACK magazine in your inbox, for FREE.