Confidence Man - Confident Music for Confident People

Confident Music for Confident People

Confidence Man

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12" Vinyl Album 11 tracks 19.99
CD Album 11 tracks 10.99 Out of stock.

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Confidence Man - Confident Music for Confident People

Confidence Man release their debut album 'Confident Music For Confident People' via Heavenly Recordings on April 13th 2018.

Metallic gold board sleeve, and classic black Heavyweight vinyl on pre-order, including a download card and code.


If Janet Planet, Sugar Bones, Clarence McGuffie and Reggie Goodchild weren’t a band already you’d be snapping at their heels demanding they form one quick-sharp. Fact is, they are, and on Friday 13th April 2018 they release Confident Music For Confident People, their 11-track debut album for Heavenly Recordings.

The band have already offered a glimpse of what’s in store on Confident Music For Confident People – recent tracks Boyfriend, Bubblegum and Better Sit Down Boy were big and brash and bright as hell, like Dee-Lite tooled up and ready for our berserk modern times.

How they formed is a matter of debate.

Janet: “These guys (points to Clarence and Reggie, the veiled men) were real saddoes playing by themselves and I needed someone to play music with me. They were obsessed with trying to find someone cool and they saw me dancing in a club and were like, “We want that girl!” I knew if we were going to get anywhere, we needed a hot dude with a six-pack at the front of the stage to even things out because they were so damn ugly themselves. We were hanging out at the public pool one day and there was this hot pool guy cleaning the pool and dancing to the music in his head. He looked pretty good in hot pants and while his moves weren’t conventional, they had a certain flare. And now, we’re like mum and dad and these two are just our petulant kids.”

Confident Music for Confident People sets eleven tales of 21st century ennui to irresistible, irrepressible dance music. The opening lines of Try Your Luck (“I must confess/I’ve been sleeping with your ex/’Cos I heard he was the best/I must confess/I never would have guessed he would get so obsessed… I’m not surprised”) set the tone perfectly for what follows.

Here is a set of songs that take the kind of all-consuming interior monologues that bored, disaffected youth are wrestling with the world over and places them square in the middle of the dance floor before adding call-and-response choruses for good measure – it’s the best collection of perfect pop music you’ll hear all year, the perfect embodiment of the characters that made it that somehow manages to be both wildly ambitious and deceptively simple at the same time.

Watch the video for 'Boyfriend (Repeat)' here:


Watch the video for 'Better Sit Down Boy' here:

Reviews

"A glorious eruption of party culture and unabashed Skittle-pop, it’s Confidence Man distilling the ‘give no fucks’ attitude of clubland with mesmerising melodies and the sort of immediate hit that pulls you right into their world."
★★★★★ Dork

"Confident Music for Confident People is an erratic mix of genres that shouldn’t work, but it’s masterfully stitched together, making for a beautifully weird and wonderful sonic tapestry that feels both nostalgic and fresh in equal measure.”
★★★★★ The Skinny

"Put this record on, dance until sunrise, gurn through Brexit and rave until war is over.’ The NME – 8/10 
‘the most unashamedly addictive record you'll hear all year" Drowned In Sound – 9/10

“They certainly aren’t subtle, but Confidence Man’s broad brush strokes belie a sophisticated and skilful distillation of dance-pop joy.” "a profoundly uplifting patchwork of dance music’s most gleeful moments" ★★★★ The Guardian

"Confidence Man set out their manifesto: leave your inhibitions at the door and raise the fucking roof."
★★★★ NME

“You might as well throw some lipgloss on that pout and join the party.”

"…It’s a debut that instantly feels like a greatest hits set."  The LineOf Best Fit – 8/10

 

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (HVNLP152)
  1. Confidence Man - Try Your Luck
  2. Confidence Man - Don't You Know I'm In A Band
  3. Confidence Man - Boyfriend (Repeat)
  4. Confidence Man - C.O.O.L Party
  5. Confidence Man - Out The Window
  6. Confidence Man - Catch My Breath
  7. Confidence Man - Bubblegum
  8. Confidence Man - Better Sit Down Boy
  9. Confidence Man - Sailboat Vacation
  10. Confidence Man - All The Way
  11. Confidence Man - Fascination
CD Album (HVNLP152CD)
  1. Confidence Man - Try Your Luck
  2. Confidence Man - Don't You Know I'm In A Band
  3. Confidence Man - Boyfriend (Repeat)
  4. Confidence Man - C.O.O.L Party
  5. Confidence Man - Out The Window
  6. Confidence Man - Catch My Breath
  7. Confidence Man - Bubblegum
  8. Confidence Man - Better Sit Down Boy
  9. Confidence Man - Sailboat Vacation
  10. Confidence Man - All The Way
  11. Confidence Man - Fascination