MANS – “Strict Face / Mellow Magic Marker”

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I get the feeling, listening to MANS debut single “Strict Face” (which comes backed by “Mellow Magic Marker”), that the band had a lot of fun making the record, and why wouldn’t they, with songs this playfully funky. Drawing influences from all over the place, but most noticeably Prince, this four-piece have created something bright and new from disparate pieces of the musical past. Or, as they so succinctly put it on their Facebook page:

“An Iranian entrepreneur, an Italian metronome, a heartbroken Mongolian and a failed American svengali finding their way somewhere between Portishead and Prince.”

Stream their debut single below.