My how time flies. I first introduced White Collar Boy back in January of this year but quite a lot has changed since then. What began as a one-man show has now evolved into a duo, with fledgling beatmakers Gavin White and Mark Cummins teaming up having met at the Primavera festival in Barcelona. It may be a result of the pair’s natural synergy – or even just an inevitable refinement of the original sound – but these latest tracks glisten with confidence; feeling fuller, more assured and more complete. The loose, flowing rhythms and funky finale of ‘Noah’ make it an obvious standout but the real pinnacle is ‘Capslock’ – as Gemma Dunlovely’s super sweet vocals do battle with some assertive beats. It’s really promising stuff overall and there’s enough clever ideas on show here to mark the pair out as a very exciting proposition.
A first single is pencilled in for early next year but for the moment you can catch them every second Thursday in Pygmalion, where they host live shows and DJ sets.
Their next proper live show proper is a headline slot with Bouts, Futures Apart and Ginnels in Crawdaddy this Sunday (December 18th).