The Rhythm Method

Track Of The Day #823: The Rhythm Method – Party Politics

The Rhythm Method are Joseph Bradbury and Rowan Martin from London, who describe themselves as ‘the perfect combination of Frank Ocean and Frank Spencer’, which is pretty accurate in all honesty.  ‘Party Politics’ is their first single proper, following a couple of releases last year, and shows supporting Slaves and Real Lies.

The track deals with current party culture and a disaffected generation.  It’s got more wordplay than The Telegraph Toughie, and packs in more quotable one-liners than a 70’s stand-up, referencing George Best, Cherie Blair, and Oliver Reed – but don’t think they are anything other than modern despite the at first seemingly dated references and sounds.  In and amongst all of this, is one of their trademark deceptively catchy choruses that wouldn’t be out of place in a chart pop song.

There might be a novelty to some ears at first to Party Politics’, and The Rhythm Method’s sound in general – but don’t write them off as being anything other than a necessary band.

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