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It is with great excitement that Liberation Records release Slum Sociable – the anticipated debut album from the Melbourne based duo of the same name. The band’s first full-length offering is a confident and ambitious musical statement that takes the vibrant groundwork laid on 2015’s TQ EP and builds a far-reaching new estate.

Spanning 11 tracks, including ‘Castle’, ‘Don’t Come Back Another 100 Times’, ‘Name Call’ and ‘Moby Bryant’, the deeply empathetic album sees the duo bringing their musical vision into full existence. It’s an innovative and immersive listen, where layered melodies are soaked with colour and mood and vibrant soundscapes expand upon each listen, with the groove always the priority.

Recorded between Melbourne and London with esteemed producers Russell Fawcus (The Temper Trap) and Rich Cooper (Mystery Jets), and mixed by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley), Slum Sociable has garnered global attention from the likes of NYLON, The 405, Clash Music, Billboard and Indie Shuffle, also claiming the crown locally as this week’s triple j feature album. Songs have popped up on huge Spotify playlists and won favour at a local, community level too, with strong support from tastemaker station, FBi.

✭✭✭✭✩ Mesmerising, genre-defying debutRolling Stone

“Slum Sociable have quietly become one of Australia’s best kept secrets and purveyors of slinky, melodic indie-electro tunes” Indie Shuffle

“Fans of Animal Collective will love this hazy electro-hop duo.” – Nylon

“Fragrant synths and colliding vocals that really get under your skin.” – CLASH

One half of Slum Sociable, Cregan (Ed), explains the sentiment behind the album, touching on Miller’s recent struggles with depression:

This album is, above all, the product of a friendship. Whilst the project initially started as university project, the songs written after that period (which would end up becoming the first songs for this album) were at a time when I (Cregan) had lost someone very important to me. We weren’t signed. We had no management. There were no other aspirations than to make music because it was the only thing that I felt like doing at that time. Miller never asked any questions, he knew what I was going through and helped me through it by making music.

In the last 18 months, Miller went through some extremely difficult times also. In this moment, the roles were reversed; I was there to help Miller through his difficult period through music. Sometimes it’s easier to make music than to talk about the shit that you’re going through. 

This album is a product of helping each other through those difficult times.

Leading up to the album’s release, the band filmed a series of atmospheric live sessions for ‘Moby Bryant’, ‘A Hearing’ and ‘Keep Up With It’ – the latter of which is out today. Captured with a full band, the videos give an insight into what fans can expect from their forthcoming headline shows which kick off in just one week.  

WATCH THE LIVE VIDEO FOR ‘KEEP UP WITH IT’ HERE

Having showcased at New York’s CMJ, Brighton’s Great Escape Festival and completing subsequent European tours and festival slots at Laneway and Splendour In The Grass, and with new material perfected live by a full band, these shows are not to be missed. Tickets are available now.

SLUM SOCIABLE TOUR DATES
WITH TEISCHA & CROOKED LETTER

Fri 1 December | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW (18+)
Tickets here 

Sat 2 December | The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC (18+)
Tickets here 

Fri 8 December | Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth WA (18+)
Tickets here

Sat 9 December | Fat Controller, Adelaide SA (18+)
Tickets here 

Thu 14 December | The Foundry, Brisbane QLD (18+)
Tickets here 

Sat 16 December | Hobart Brewery, Hobart TAS (18+)
Tickets here 

SLUM SOCIABLE IS OUT NOW THROUGH LIBERATION RECORDS
AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING & PURCHASE HERE

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