Man Like Me – ‘Pillow Talk’

Mike Skinner rejuvenated his The Beats label just to sign this Camden pair.

The story goes that Mike Skinner rejuvenated his The Beats label just to sign Camden pair Johnny Langer and Peter Duffy. He also produces this, their second album, so perhaps it’s not surprising that ‘Pillow Talk’ sounds a little like former The Beats artist Example – especially the LDN vocal delivery. In place of Gleave’s whomptastic tales of drugs, drugs, girls and drugs, though, Man Like Me favour sax-heavy pop songs like ‘Sleaze’ and ‘Love Me Tonight’, and silly everyday tales like ‘Chinatown’, which bases its musings on the meaning of life around the narrative of going for a Chinese meal. As charming as it is annoying.

James Anderson

Details

Record label: The Beats/Cartoon
Release date: 18 Mar, 2013