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Department M show off funk bass and techno flourishes adorn a skewed but direct vision of hard modern pop music which is brought to life in forgotten 80’s technology and aesthetics, ridden with smashed up cassettes & analogue TVs. ‘The Second Prize’ is the a-side from their new 7″ single, set for release on June 24th through Too Pure Singles Club.

“We needed a location to shoot our first music video and winded up trespassing in a dark church basement for four days whilst the congregation worshipped above” explains vocalist Brinley. “It went without hitch until the raging church owner caught us about to dismantle a wall of 25 TVs and threatened to call the police.” The bloody vandals!

See Department M live:

26th June Leeds A Nation Of Shopkeepers
10th July London Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
21st July Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
18th August Beacons Festival, Skipton.