2018 saw a new and expanded line-up, with a powerful brass section of trombone, saxophone and clarinet. Their sophomore EP, 'Age of Anxiety', was released on Friday 13th July 2018. Within these five songs they further refined their style, with Benny Goodman-esque drums dominating lead single ‘Pretty Little Features’ and chaotic fuzz guitars steering garage rock track ‘Monkey Glands’. Their latest single, 'Who Taught My Baby To Play The Blues', injects flavours of bossa nova into the band’s style.
“If Arctic Monkeys were a 1920s jazz band” – Ragtime Records
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“Unpredictable, mischievous and seriously appetising” – The Ringmaster Review