KCRW Exclusive: LA’s Classixx Remix Sydney’s The Preatures

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Hailing from sunny Sydney, Australia groovy pop-rockers The Preatures have crafted a brand new single called, “Is This How You Feel?” which is a pitch perfect pop confection.

This is the stuff worldwide hits are made of.

Combining the boy/girl tension of current acts like The xx and Gotye/Kimbra and flipping the forlorn vibe into a playfully bedroom-eyed wink and a smile, it is a joyously nostalgic throwback to a Grease-ish vibe I never knew I missed.

Infusing Keep on Truckin’ 70s AM Goldisms with handclap anthem 80s vibes like The Cure’sClose To Me…this is that song that kids will sing and dance together to in a muggy sweaty daze in late August just before kissing on the dancefloor.

To top it off…The Preatures tapped LA’ s brilliant Classixx for a funky, boogie inflected rework that gives it a Halls & Oates-ish pace while adding a couple of daytime disco Acid lines. It’s a sharp look that will have you checking the floor for multi-colored Saturday Night Fever lights.

Altogether, this single is a serious pop powerhouse. Attention should be paid.

Stream The Preatures “Is This How You Feel?” (Classixx Remix)

Also, don’t forget to check out Classixx at the Hammer Museum courtyard on July 25 for a free show. I’ll be spinning alongside Travis Holcombe.