MADMADMAD share new AA-Side 'Do You' b/w 'Shambles'
London post-punk electronic crew MADMADMAD return today with a brand new double A-side single 'Do You' b/w 'Shambles', out now via Bad Vibrations. Watch the 'Do You' video below and stream the EP here
The new tracks - the first from the trio since their second album, 2020's More More More - come ahead of a busy spring and summer for the band on the live circuit, with a headline UK run this month followed by festival dates including Wide Awake, WOMAD, End of the Road, Manchester Psych Fest and more.
Once again recorded in the band's experimental warehouse lab, the two tracks show contrasting sides of the trio: while 'Do You' locks into a hypnotic groove before coming to life with cascading synths that beckon you to the dancefloor, 'Shambles' fizzes with a combustible energy that threatens to explode at a moment's notice, all syncopated, fidgety beats and propulsive basslines. What courses through both tracks, though, is a sense of mischief and playfulness exuded in every note MADMADMAD lay to tape and that's bound to be present in abundance across their summer dates.
Of 'Do You', the band offer: "It's about being yourself without asking permission. It's a hypnotic, dance floor-ready anthem that makes you want to let the goof out, in a playful invitation to dance your troubles away, like Archie Bell beaming from darker space. A deranged sonic ride with an irresistible feel-good factor."
Shaped by the mutant sounds of '70s no-wave, post-punk and disco, MADMADMAD - comprised of Benji, Kevin and Matt - rocket their influences into a new dimension. Their unique sound seeks deliverance from the chaotic and strange times we are now living through, infused by the band’s alien live party set, oozing dance bass lines, spiky guitars riffs and fizzing drums.
The band's two albums to date - 2019's Proper Music and 2020's More More More - have seen them championed at radio by the likes of Ana Matronic on BBC Radio2, Erol Alkan and Gilles Peterson on BBC 6Music, performing live for Worldwide FM, recording killer sessions for KEXP and Boiler Room (up here), and heading out on tour across Europe last year with Roisin Murphy.
UK/EU Tour Dates
Apr 4th | Guildford, UK - Boileroom
Apr 6th | Norwich, UK - Voodoo Daddy's Showroom
Apr 7th | Margate, UK - Whereelse
Apr 12th | London, UK - Moth Club ('Do You' release show)
Apr 13th | Portsmouth, UK - The Loft (Neu Waves)
Apr 14th | Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
Apr 15th | Southampton, UK - Heartbreakers
May 4th | Antwerpen, BE - De Muze
May 5th | Heerlen, NL - Nieuwe Nor
May 6th | Groningen, NL - Simplon
May 27th | London, UK - Wide Awake Festival
May 28th | Angers, FR - Levitation Festival
June 3rd | Eupen, BE - Eupen Music Marathon
June 11th | Oxfordshire, UK - Kite Festival
June 24th | Mayenne, FR - Un Singe en Ete Festival
June 28th | Lärz, DE - Fusion Festival
June 30th | Irissary, FR - EHZ Festibala
July 20th | Manchester, UK - Ramona
July 21st | Cheshire, UK - Blue Dot Festival
July 30th | London, UK - WOMAD Festival
Aug 18th | Coura, PT - Parades de Coura Festival
Aug 31st | Wiltshire, UK - End of the Road Festival
Sept 1st | Antwerp, BE - Booty Rave Festival
Sept 2nd | Manchester, UK - Manchester Psych Fest