Listen: The Rhythm Method Talk 'Sex And The Suburbs' On This Witty Track From Their Debut Album

on Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Words: Saam Das

"Is this a joke?" Probably one of the first questions you'll ask yourself upon hearing The Rhythm Method's music for the first time. Even after following their rise over the last couple of years, we're still not really sure. Admittedly, our experience of the duo mainly revolves around one of them posting on a once popular messageboard for The Libertines (dotorg) and seeing the other playing piano instrumental covers of noughties pop hits. 'Sex And The Suburbs' might not answer the question, but is nonetheless, enjoyable.

In fact, the London twosome of Joey Bradbury and Rowan Martin are putting out their debut album ('How Would You Know I Was Lonely?', out June 21st) through the consistently strong label, Moshi Moshi - and not only that, the album features Squeeze frontman Chris Difford as well as Mike Skinner-produced track, 'Cruel'. Not bad as stamp of approvals go.

'Sex And The Suburbs' is typical oddball-pop fare from The Rhythm Method, characterised by a lo-fi synth sound and Bradbury's lyrical witticisms, including an inspired callback to The Spice Girls' iconic 'Wannabe'. The band particularly come to life in the live environment as we witnessed at their recent crowd-pleasing appearance at Dingwalls Weekender in Camden, and may just help you decide if you're on The Rhythm Method train (or railway replacement) or not.

Find more info and pre-order 'How Would You Know I Was Lonely?' at

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