Where Sink Ya Teeth’s post-punk-dark-disco debut album, released in 2018, channelled the carefree vibes of New York’s Danceteria and Paradise Garage circa 1983, the follow-up, ‘Two’, (due for release 28th February 2020) continues in this vein but delves deeper into their world.
A world where melancholia and deep house make perfect bedfellows. Of late 70s post-punk and euphoric disco. Of rubbery staccato bass-lines and vocals that swing between sweet menace and deadpan indifference.
Maria Uzor and Gemma Cullingford formed Sink Ya Teeth 3 years ago in a pub in the flatlands of Norfolk, and write and produce all their music in their living rooms. The duo take themes of self-medication (‘The Vaccine’), problematic neighbours (‘Stella’), and unity in the face of current polarity (‘The Hot House’) and set them to a pumping 4/4 beat. It’s dark disco, sure, but it’s OK to dance in the dark.
The past year has seen them unexpectedly headline European festival Pohoda to a crowd of 30,000 after Lykke Li pulled out at the last minute, embark on tours in the UK and France, and record sessions for KEXP and BBC Maida Vale. The pair have garnered fans in Steve Lamacq & Amy Lame (BBC 6 Music), James Lavelle (UNKLE), and A Certain Ratio, and are gaining recognition for their live shows.