"Fighting you for no reason, I can’t win but I try every time"
DIY disco trio Patawawa are back with 'Fight Me', their first proper single since their debut EP, released in January, which saw the band tipped by the likes of NME, The Line of Best Fit, DIY, Clash, top the Hype Machine charts for over 5 days and earn support from the likes of Tom Robinson and Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music & plays on Radio 1 with Huw Stephens.
Much like their EP's lead track 'Patagonia' which hid a song about anxiety inside an upbeat glitter dusted disco number, 'Fight Me' similarly smuggles a song about fighting addiction into what, at first, appears to be a love song set to massive synth riff, a party starting beat and impossible to not sing-along chorus.
Determined to show that you can both tackle serious issues whilst making the kind of music that is almost impossible not to dance to, the band's critical acclaim and increasingly busy tour schedule would suggest that it's a trick they are currently pulling off with some style.
Having earned comparisons to a bewildering array of other artists from Chic to Madonna, Two Door Cinema Club to Foals, 'Fight Me' sees Beth, Rory and Sam further refine and define their own sound and in the process cement their position as one of the most exciting new acts around in 2018.
The kind of band that can look at the reflections of car lights in the puddles of a provincial English town high street & instead see the bright lights of Downtown Manhattan, Patawawa's music provides both a commentary on and escape from a world that more often than not seems to be spinning out of control.