Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Collectable Few

The Collectable Few started off by a stroke of chance when Nat Candor and Tom Christensen met Tarek Al-Shammaa in a West London pub. Nat and Tom had recently left their teenage rock band, and by coincidence found out that Tarek was also suspended in musical purgatory.  It turned out Tarek's old band members had joined the likes of The Maccabees and SBTRKT, and to avoid joining the army Tarek was working as a chef (they say his signature dish consists of seared tuna with papaya, a salsa verde and confit duck salad...awesome).  The three of them inevitably hit it off, and soon recruited drummer Alex Hammond to complete the quartet.  Influenced by certain power pop groups of the '80s like Duran Duran, The Collectable Few have released a single including "Model Behavior" and a fantastic remix of CASSETTi's "Glamour".  Energetic and dance-ready, both songs are accented with a touch of synth-beat, new wave, and even punk undertones.  Oh yeah, and it probably helps to have your tracks mixed by Andrew Maury, who has worked with the brilliant Ra Ra Riot on previous occasions.  Check out both songs below, and afterwards visit their SoundCloud for some free downloads.

 The Collectable Few - Glamour (CASSETTi) by Partisan PR

 The Collectable Few - Model Behaviour by Partisan PR

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