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Currently in the process of recording their third album, after their acclaimed 2015 debut Hi-Fi Classics (having opted out of recording a second record to avoid the dreaded ‘difficult second album’ syndrome), Brother is a continuation of the engrossing, yet unpredictable and hard-to-pin-down intelligence of the South London band’s output. Speaking on the single, Meatraffle say:

“Brother is about the platonic love you have with your friends (sex is forbidden). It's about sharing and having things in common. The ups and downs, of course - about who buys more rounds of drinks than the others. It's a dry orgy, that's all it is.” The origins of the band are lost in obscurity and legend, with some believing they are the result of a drunken afternoon shared by Mutado Pintado (Warmduscher, Paranoid London) and Zsa Zsa Sapien in a Wetherspoon pub, with their original concept being to actually host a Meat Raffle; evidence found in the fact that pigs’ heads and raffle tickets are visible in early photos of the band. Raffle or not, the band kept the moniker, and their musical offerings since that fateful meeting have spawned a loyal fan base following - birthed from their raucous early residencies at Brixton’s The Windmill and The Queen’s Head. Shared bills with the likes of the Fat White Family (whose Lias Saoudi named them the ‘best band in the country’), Shame and Sleaford Mods turned to busy headline tours, and a recent Speedy Wunderground (Kate Tempest, Natasha Khan) single Birdsong, recorded by the label’s Dan Carey saw various radio airings and a legendary Live session on Marc Riley’s 6 Music show. Meatraffle
blast out a rallying cry to the proletariat to throw off the chains of mediocre, mass produced music and get down to their sweet and chaotic sonic waves. Land shanties of burning bankers, friendly local drug dealers, enduring friendship and the Russian Revolution: psychedelic, socialist, utopian, death ragga, erroneous funk, trapdoor jazz, bastard musik.

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