South London newcomers Cold Boys have won the Berwick Street Calling competition.
Launched earlier this summer, the competition aimed to find a new band to record a single with renowned producer Danton Supple. Primal Scream bassist Simone Butler and NME’s Matt Wilkinson were among the judges during the initial stages of the competition, helping to select 10 finalists from hundreds of entries.
Now, following a public vote, Deptford fourpiece Cold Boys have been named the overall winners. You can listen to their track ‘You Used To Be Alright’, which is streaming below. Faintly reminiscent of Johnny Marr’s guitar work with The Smiths and fellow south London band Childhood, the track follows Cold Boys’ debut EP, which was released at the start of 2016.
As winners of Berwick Street Calling, Cold Boys will now have their single pressed onto 1000 copies of 7-inch vinyl. The band have also been added to the bill for OnBlackheath Festival, which is held in Greenwich, London on September 10-11. You can also catch the band when they play New Cross Inn in London on August 15. Head to Berwickstreetlondon.co.uk for more information on the competition.