First Look: Mama's Gun returns with their "Red Cassette" in tow

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    SoulTrackers know that one of our favorite new bands of the past few years has been the UK’s Mamas Gun. With a sound that brings forward elements of everything from Hall & Oates to 70s soul, they’ve come out of the box with a couple of instant classic albums.

    Mamas Gun is set to release their much-anticipated third studio album, ‘Cheap Hotel’ on the 15th September. ‘Cheap Hotel’ sees the band back with the ‘dream team’ who produced their debut (Routes to Riches) - Julian Simmons (Ed Sheeran, Guillemots) and founder member Andy Platts. The album is a huge sonic step forward; at the same time arguably more experimental than previous work, yet full of timeless song writing, it is laced with a mixture of modern and retro sounds, pure pop sensibilities and the kind of musical clarity only heard in a band who have truly cemented their bonds.

    The first single from the album will be ‘Red Cassette’ (out 18th August); a nostalgic summery tune, echoing the synth pop sounds of Prince and Daft Punk. “It’s a song about nostalgia, life choices and tracing the roots back to when I first started making music  – when I was around 8 or 9 years old,” says lead singer Andy Platts, “staying up late and recording fake radio shows and making up songs which I recorded onto cassette...I also  like the idea of uplifting songs which revolve around one simple chord sequence.”

    We can’t wait for Cheap Hotel, but in the meantime we’re proud to present the new video “Red Cassette” as this week's SoulTracks First Look. Check it out and tell us what you think!

    Mama's Gun - Red Cassette