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REVIEW | BROADWAY SOUNDS – SOMETHING SENSUAL

 Melbourne-based psychedelic-pop four-piece, Broadway Sounds have released their latest single ‘Something Sensual’, the follow up to their funky, bongo-filled ‘Booby Trap’. Defined as “an intersection between afro rock, boogie funk, township jive, afro funk, kwela jazz, soca, RnB, folk and soul” (but more easily defined as psych-pop sexiness), ‘‘Something Sensual’ is a comical yet masterful display of seedy weirdness, with synths reminiscent of an 80s’ porno, accompanied by smooth vocals from front-man Andrew Diamond Phillips. After a few listens, ‘Something Sensual’ becomes an obvious earworm and is surprisingly addictive, reeling you in to listen again and again and again. Accompanying the track is what can only be described as a seemingly appropriate video clip, with vibes ranging from the general what-the-hell weirdness of Tim and Eric through to 80s’ infomercials, both described by the band as inspirations for the single and video. If retro, dodgy green-screening of middle aged couples sipping cocktails by a resort pool is your thing, then this is definitely a video you would enjoy, however the question is – how exactly does enjoy that?

‘Something Sensual’ is taken from Broadway Sounds’ newly-released EP, ‘The Last Detail’.

By Hayden Davies

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