Early conversations saw Sarah Martin, Ray Sonder, Pete Costello, Drew Deal, and Saxon Gable bond over a shared appreciation of motown and soul. Discussions of the activism and melodic sensibilities so deeply entrenched in the heritage of soul music are a major inspiration for the band.
Delving beyond their immediate influences, the band have also fostered a kinship with Motown studio techniques. Drummer Drew Deal describes People Club’s process as an organic meeting of like-minded humans working together. “We lay down tracks in a way that captures the feeling of an experience happening at that moment, a prevalent element throughout Motown’s canon. We’re trying to achieve this sense of immediacy on our songs by recording everything live.”
Following their double A-side, People Club will release their debut 4 Track EP in November 2019.