New Music: Me And My Friends – Look Up

As deep midwinter approaches, there seems to be no better time for a sprinkling of sunshine music from five-piece Me And My Friends.

Third album ‘Look Up’ is out Wednesday December 6, and lead single ‘You Read My Mind’ is an absolute corker.

Full of the intricate, hook-laden strings and instrumentation that has rapidly become the band’s hallmark, it’s so infectiously upbeat almost enough to physically send the rain back into the moody December clouds.

They might be based in the UK, but the music swings wildly across cultures, from the can’t-not-dance Jamaican roots to the irresistible afrobeats influences, driven along by songwriter Nick Rastle’s ear for a melody

Now three records in and with a remarkably extensive touring schedule over the last few years, there’s a definite sense of progress from every aspect of this band.

The new album launches on Wednesday December 6 at Rich Mix in London and on the basis of what they’ve already put out there’s no way anyone there will be stood still.

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