Single Review: Cable Street Collective – Wonderland

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Cable Street Collective has released their addictive new single Wonderland. The track is taken from their forthcoming EP Where Now From Here? which is released on 4th May.

The track opens with a flurry of bubbling electronic beats before a deep baseline and poppy keys swell in. Guitars add even more depth to the multi-layered track. The flow of the chorus to me sounds reminiscent of Foundations by Kate Nash and Fiona’s vocal is equally as understated. The quirky eats and manipulated sounds lend the track an off the wall edge, like a slightly less out-there version of Superorganism. The track breaks down and descends into a swirl of synthesisers and harmonies before the infectious, ear-worm tune returns. Wonderland is undeniably catchy and will be the perfect soundtrack to summer evenings.

When talking about the track Cable Street Collective said “Lyrically, it uses Alice in Wonderland as a metaphor for a relationship. And the sometimes uncomfortable ways it can make you feel like you’ve lost control of yourself, or forgot who you are.”

The London-based 6 piece released their debut EP The Best of Times in 2014 and have played at a number of festivals such as Bestival, Secret Garden Party and Isle of Wight Festival. The band say they’re “massively inspired by African music such as 80s Congolese soukous artists like Loketo or Kanda Bongo Man, 90s South African music like Mzwhake Mbuli and more recent groups like Djaaka, Songhoy Blues and Mbogwana Star.” This influence shines through brightly on Wonderland and is a nod to what’s to come on their forthcoming EP.

Wonderland is out now and Cable Street Collective’s new EP Where Now From Here? will be released on 4th May. Find out more about Cable Street Collective here and have a listen to Wonderland below.

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