Man Like Me with their track ‘Peculiar’ is peculiar indeed…..in a good way. We’re talking a flamboyant carnival time Friendly Fires sound crossed with a bit of early Spandau Ballet (To Cut A Long Story Short era) and a sprinkling of Sam Sparro.
So what exactly is peculiar about it? This is what the band have to say…
Well, pretty much everything. Imagine if you were walking down a North London street, you spy a pair of sharp-suited, Reebok Classic wearing, young chaps reminiscing about their school days and how times have changed since then – but, out of nowhere, you find yourself in the middle of a carnival scene. Trumpets, whistles, dancing, catering by Lidl, Elephant rides, performing monkeys and one of them has just walked through a fridge. All on a street near Camden Town! That’s a bit what ‘Peculiar’ sounds like.
Man Like Me are the Camden Town duo Johnny Langer and Peter Duffy. Sharing a penchant for North London boozers and old skool garage, the ‘carnivalesque kings’ (Dazed Digital) have dominated discerning dancefloors from Dalston to LA over the past two years, proving again and again why they’re the ‘best damn live act in the UK’ (Loud & Quiet). The release of “Peculiar” on October 3rd marks a new chapter for Man Like Me, showcasing their first new material for two years.
We can’t wait to hear more tracks like this and we look forward to doing a large conga down the street to Man Like Me beats….in the meantime, check out their track and remixes below.