Single Review: Sock Drawer – Serious Tune

Brighton based duo, Sock Drawer, have recently released their debut single and video; Serious Tune, which is out now on Salt House Records.  I instantly loved the video, it reminded me of how I felt watching the video for Coffee & TV by Blur, an immediate kind of empathy for our box-man friend.  It’s such a great tune, full of psychedelic pop, beats, indie/synth pop, MGMT and the Bloodhound Gang sprang to mind.  

Ebony, one half of Sock Drawer, explains; “Serious Tune started with a riff and a beat. Sat on the floor in Michael’s studio surrounded by drum machines, tape echo and synths we decided to pretend we were sat on the back of a bus in the 80’s. What would we be listening to? We’re not sure but it would probably be a serious tune.”  It does have that fun, playful, technicolour vim of the 80’s with a nod to the music of the 2000’s, I’d like to see what’s on the Sock Drawer playlist.   

The Brighton pair (sock pun inevitable) recently released a remix of Serious Tune featuring Shadow Child, the ex-Radio 1/Rinse FM DJ and recent Kungs collaborator. The remix showcased Sock Drawer’s magic ability to seamlessly weave elements of their musical influences with chilled synths, breakbeat-inspired rhythms, and captivating vocals and harmonies. This ignited the interest of industry leaders, securing coveted spots on Apple Music’s Electronic playlist and Amazing Radio’s C-List.

Sock Drawer are currently working with acclaimed producer James Dring (Blur, Gorrillaz, Jamie T, Georgia) who will be co-producing their debut album. Their lo-fi, dreamy, indie-pop is infectious and builds on every listen – I can’t wait to hear more.

Sock Drawer video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RNsUcW1os0