Patawawa is a Matlock, Derbyshire, UK-based nu-disco trio who have developed a reputation across the UK for a sound that has been compared to the likes of French Kiwi Juice, Zimmer, Daft Punk and Alphabeat – and a result the trio have seen an expanded profile in their home country: they’ve played in some of the country’s most renowned venues including Manchester’s Night and Day Cafe, The Notting Hill Arts Club, The Dublin CastleThe Troubadour, O2 Academy Sheffield and The Zanzibar, among others. They’ve also received radio airplay and praise from the likes of BBC Introducing, Fresh on the Net, Amazing Radio and have cracked the Hype Machine charts. 

The British trio’s latest single “Back to Life” is a collaboration with an up-and-coming French producer, Roman Kouder, and the slow burning, 80s inspired single is comprised of shimmering synths, Nile Rodgers-styled guitar, a sinuous bass line and pairs that with alternating male and female vocal sections in a fashion that may remind some of 80s synth pop – in some way, I’m reminded of Las KelliesTotal Exposure, as “Back to Life” possesses a familiar Saturday afternoon, neon-tinged type of funk that you can do a little two-step to at a party.