The Collectable Few was born in West London in 2008. United by a love of 80s New Wave records and fuzzy US guitar bands, the quartet create infectious sun-fuelled pop songs with multi-layered melodies and dance-worthy beats.
'Headstrong', out on Laissez Faire Club Records on 24 January 2011, is the band's long-awaited debut single and the follow up to their self-released 4-track EP 'Half The Night', which dropped in summer 2010 to much critical acclaim.
Produced by the band themselves and long time cohort Nick Evans in London, it was mixed and mastered by up-and-coming producer Andrew Maury (Ra Ra Riot, Kisses, The Static Jacks) whilst doing live sound for Ra Ra Riot on their recent nationwide US tour, and at his studio in New York City.
The track displays a modern, glossy pop-sheen, and contains quite possibly the band's biggest hook to date, one that rivals the likes of White Lies and Kings Of Leon for sheer boldness, audacity and plain ambition. The flip side sees Maury drive the song towards the dancefloor (and Hype Machine charts), with a beat-heavy reworking under the much lauded RAC (Remix Artist Collective) tag.
"All syncopated hi-hat and tumbling guitars, Headstrong carries the dark, danceable anthemia VHS or Beta fleetingly brought to indie disco dance floors. On this evidence, The Collectable Few have it effortlessly mastered already." – Music Week
"For a first single, this is an absolute blast." – The Whiteboard Project
"Promising debut single from the Londoners, coming somewhere between Ra Ra Riot and Friendly Fires." – Faded Glamour
Also available from:
Insound (US): bit.ly/kQLVE1
Fastcut Records (JP): bit.ly/eiIYVK
Flake Records (JP): bit.ly/l6CtND
The Stone Records (JP): bit.ly/eFYDSw
Jet Set Records (JP): bit.ly/hAqjf2
released 24 January 2011