Slum Sociable - Photo by Lisa Businovski

Slum Sociable are proud to reveal a striking new single ‘Afterthought’, out today through Liberation Records. It’s the third track to surface from the subversive Melbourne duo this year and falls just four weeks away from their headline show in Melbourne, dubbed The First Annual Slum Sociable Xmas Special, which is set to take place at the Corner Hotel on 13 December.

Premiered on triple j Good Nights, ‘Afterthought’ is an up-tempo summer heater and the duos most dance-ready tune to date. Slum Sociable teamed up with one of their dream collaborators, Kim Moyes of The Presets to bring the idea to life. The band shared production duties with Konstantin Kersting (Mallrat/The Jungle Giants). ‘Afterthought’ focuses on Miller Upchurch’s renowned vocals, as they soar atop tight drum machines and chunky synthesizers. There’s playfulness to the sound but a feeling of melancholia embedded deep within the lyrics.

“The concept behind ‘Afterthought’ is simple yet universal, we’ve all had moments where we wish we’d done things differently, and looking back on them can be frustrating. So I channelled my frustrations of not acting sooner into this song.” – Slum Sociable

Set to become one of the most anticipated shows on calendar, The First Annual Slum Sociable Xmas Special boasts an enviable line-up of very special home town guests. Performing live will be Two People, who’s debut album First Body is out through Liberation Records/Terrible Records on 18 January, buzzing new artist Ro, who’s track ‘F**ked Up Over You’ is on triple j rotation and receiving widespread adoration, alongside the local purveyors of good times Slum Sociable themselves. This will be Slum’s first local appearance since their heaving mid-year show at the Night Cat, which sold out weeks in advance.

‘Afterthought’ follows on from previous singles ‘Do Something About It’ and ‘Can’t Figure It Out’, which have had a huge response from fans and featured in a deep bag of global playlists on Spotify and Apple Music, collecting close to 2.5 million streams. The band’s recent cover of Mark Ronson’s ‘Somebody To Love Me’ is featured on triple j’s celebrated Like a Version Vol. 14 and has now received over 100K views.

Slum Sociable’s string of affecting singles in 2018 follow their self-titled debut LP, which was crowned locally as the feature album on triple j and FBi Radio late last year. The bands catalogue has now collected over 15 million streams, with radio spins on BBC Radio 1, Beats 1 and KCRW, and online love from Billboard, NYLON, CLASH, Earmilk, Indie Shuffle, Pilerats and Purple Sneakers.

‘Luring synth beats slowly ease you into blunt-force lyrics.’ – Billboard

‘Fragrant synths and colliding vocals that really get under your skin’ – CLASH

With special guests Two People, Ro and DJ Bad Santa
Presented by Liberation Records and Niche Productions

Thu Dec 13
Corner Hotel | Melbourne, VIC

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