Confidence Man’s latest tune ‘Bubblegum’ is playground perfection
Brisbane four-piece CONFIDENCE MAN had big shoes to fill after the success of their debut single ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’, but you can consider those shoes well and truly filled. Their second single ever, ‘Bubblegum’ is absolutely kickin’, this song is a thrill to listen to.
Flirty and funky, this song will become your high-energy voltage whenever you need a little pick me up. Crashing percussion and a walking guitar jolts the listener into the song from the very beginning. The call and response of the male and female vocals perfectly places the song in a state of childlike whimsy.
The song’s breakdown will so fittingly transport you to your primary school playground. Hand claps and chants, on the surface this track is silly. But it is not to be underestimated. “I wish I had a boy that talks so sweet,” quickly becomes, “I wish I had someone to lie my body on.” It’s cheeky, but it is not for the faint-hearted.
Mixed by Patrick Wimberly of the band Chairlift, the musicians got cosy with each other’s sounds when Confidence Man supported Chairlift on their national tour at the end of last year. Gaining prominence all over the world, the band have just signed onto Heavenly Recordings, the legendary Indie label out of the United Kingdom.
Confidence Man will be bringing boyfriends and bubblegum to crowds all over Australia when they embark on their Hard Candy national tour, this March to May.
SUN 9th MAR (early) – GOLDEN PLAINS FESTIVAL, MEREDITH, VIC
SUN 12 MAR (late) – PANAMA FESTIVAL, GOLCONDA, TAS
SAT 25th MAR – HOT DUB WINE MACHINE, YARRA VALLEY, VIC
SAT 1st APR – BY THE MEADOW FESTIVAL, BAMBRA, VIC
FRI 7th APR – NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB, SYD
SAT 22nd APR – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELB
MON 24th APR – BRIGHTSIDE, BRIS
FRI 5th MAY – FAT CONTROLLER, ADEL
Words by ABBEY LENTON