New Music Of The Day: Sweat – ‘Be Complete’

Birthed from the same post-Fat White Family south London scene that’s spawned Phobophobes and Pumarosa come Sweat.

They’re playing with the latter of those two bands next week, in fact, at an abandoned house in Peckham on Thursday (December 10) – and it’s worth getting down to catch both sets.

Debut track ‘Be Complete’ doesn’t really fit in with what else is going on around the capital at present – least of all the other bands mentioned here – which is definitely what’s so appealing about it from my point of view. The outro sample of World Class Wreckin’ Cru’s 1986 breakthrough ‘Turn Off The Lights’ gives a firmer clue about where they’re coming from though, and it’s a place that’s probably closer to Derek B than Nick Cave.

While other bands like White, Man Of Moon, Jagwar Ma and even Jungle are going for a more full-on, four to the floor indie-dance crossover vibe, there’s something more subtle about this track, which feels like it could only have come from rainy old England’s winter. The touch of spacey synths towards the end are a nifty inclusion, adding a bit of ‘Warm Leatherette’ into the mix.

Check it out below and make sure you see the band live next week: