So juicy that you could squeeze pure balearic ether from its multicoloured pores. Flamingo Pier have pulled it out of the bag with their new eponymous EP which follows a self-released effort last year and is full of the sort of feelgood boogie, synth, funk and proto-house that you want to hear on the warmest February in record.
First track ‘Tell Me How’ fuses a modern indie-pop approach with elements of the new gen afrobeat revival and the liquid synth business of recent acts like Napoli’s Nu Guinea. Track 2, ‘Hold It’, is the 45turns highlight, a subdued boogie number that houses soulful keys, flashtight snare rolls and exotic percussive sensibilities inside five minutes of slow-burning bliss. Indispensable.
The EP rolls on with the gnarly acid-esque calls of ‘Find Your Way’, the atmospheric meditations of ‘The Deepest’ and Earthboogie’s afro-led remix, which reimagines ‘Find Your Way’ for an early evening jaunt to open up the dancefloor.
Flamingo Pier EP is out now – pick it up at Soundway Records and let it incubate until it gets warm again.