Berlin-based indie soul five-piece People Club have just announced their new EP, Kil Scott, is set for release November 15. The band are sharing their first single from the record ‘Perfume’ online now. Speaking about the track, the band said "The initial idea for this song was brought in by our guitarist Saxon, who, like so many, struggled to cope with the divorce of his parents during his childhood. ‘Perfume’ is a deeply personal contemplation of these experiences, told from the perspective of an anguished lover seeking affection from her partner. Despite her efforts, she receives no love but remains dedicated, but heartbroken forever."
People Club is made up of Sarah Martin (lead vocals), Ray Sonder (bass, backing vocals), Saxon Gable (guitar, backing vocals), Pete Costello (keyboards, backing vocals) & Drew Deal (drums). The band formed in 2018 after they all moved to Berlin at roughly the same time in late 2017 from their respective countries (Australia, USA, UK, New Zealand). None of them knew each other previously apart from Saxon and Ray, the five met via their online adverts, instantly felt a vibe and formed People Club.
Singing about issues like sexism, racism, homophobia, the band's distinctive aesthetic blends lyrical social commentary with a classic soul ensemble with a generous helping of lavish effects and synthesisers. Their new EP is based on destroying a fictional character called Scott and his unsavoury ways. He functions as a caricature of male toxicity if you will - an amalgamation of their stereotypical masculine traits which shouldn’t have a place in contemporary society.
With this record, the band wanted to capture the raw feel of the songs - true to the sound of them playing them at their shows or rehearsals so they recorded the EP live - all in the same room, playing at the same time. Regulars on the Berlin indie circuit for the last six months, as well as performing dates in Dublin and London, they are fast becoming crowd favourites known for their high-energy shows and will be touring again later this year.
See People Club live:
4th October - Workmans Club, DUBLIN
21st November - Club Acud, BERLIN
28th November - The Islington, LONDON