After recently announcing their new EP, Kil Scott,is due Nov 15, Berlin-based five-piece People Club are sharing the title-track online now, with a video animated and directed by Morioh Sonder. Speaking about the track, the band said "‘Kil Scott’ is a soulful, slow-burning number told from her perspective, a predator digging for gold in the pockets of the rich infirm. However, this vulture has a conscience, and is tormented by her own cruelty. In short, ‘Kil Scott’ is an intimate account of the inner dialogues of a gold-digger, as she waits for her decrepit husband to die."
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, but after putting the feelers out on social media that they were looking for collaborators, 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