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Enjoyable Listens Sweat On A Summer Hit!
7th July 2023
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a warming embrace of a fierce panda one sheet

The Act: ENJOYABLE LISTENS

The Tune: 'SUMMER HIT'

The Format: DIGITAL SINGLE

The Release Date: JULY 7TH 2023

The Digital Link: orcd.co/elsummerhit

The Truth: ENJOYABLE LISTENS is a man, a machine, a manly enigma wrapped up in a ball of mysterious dark wool. Luke Duffett - for 'tis he - has built an indierocksolid foundation using only melody, mayhem and an admirable ability to croon pop smashes whilst teetering upon a pair of bar stools. Sometimes bassist Jimbo is on hand with a look of withering weariness. Sometimes bassist Jimbo is barely there at all.

New single 'Summer Hit' finds out stool-balancing actor very much warming to the task and hotting up for live shows at Glastonbury and alongside Electric Six - full dates below: after the deadpan delights of 'Dead Frozen' last year and the chilled '84 pop embrace of 'That's Where The Love Is' from March '23, 'Summer Hit' sees Enjoyable Listens luxuriate in layers of molten tunesmithery and sundappled dreamhousery. Verily, it's a thaw point.

"The original ‘Summer Hit’ demo was the first thing I ever self-recorded," muses our raffish hero. "I wrote it during lockdown v1. Its name comes from a to do list I had on the 9th of April 2020 that read:

To do today
Relearn how to kick flip
Make focaccia
Write summer hit
Complete Ratchet and Clank 3."

We're frankly too scared to ask how the attempts at gymnastics, baking and gaming went, but in terms of writing a summer hit Enjoyable Listens could scarcely do better than write 'Summer Hit'. Re-recorded with Joseph Futák and alongside Elanor Moss on backing vocals, 'Summer Hit' features mellotron, seagull noises and a fruity familiarity with the sort of fragrant '80s indie swooning the Prefab Sprouts of the era were so bashfully / blissfully aware of.

2022 was quite the breakthrough year for ENJOYABLE LISTENS, with the release of the excellent 'The Enjoyable Listen' album and a billion live shows at SXSW, The Great Escape and Focus Wales as well as a tour of the Home Counties with - yes - Home Counties. Throw in victorious headline gigs at Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes, The Shacklewell Arms and the Lexington as well as the (very) odd support for Antarctic Monkeys (hello Milton Keynes) and you have a troubadour for all occasions.

True to manic live form, ENJOYABLE LISTENS launched the 'That's Where The Blood Is' single by pretending to be Phil Collins for the night, supporting Low Girl at the Lexington before playing with China Bears at Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes. Then he headed off for victorious circuits of SXSW '23 and The Great Escape. Now go see him when he summer hits the road like this:

JUNE 6TH LONDON SHOREDITCH DREAM BAGS JAGUAR SHOES
JUNE 10TH BEDFORD ESQUIRES CEREMONY FESTIVAL
JUNE 21ST - 25TH GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
JUNE 28TH SOUTHEND-ON-SEA CHINNERY'S (w/ Electric Six)
JULY 1ST LONDON DALSTON VICTORIA
(fierce panda's murderous midsummer all-dayer)
JULY 4TH BLACKPOOL BOOTLEG SOCIAL (w/ Electric Six)
JULY 6TH LONDON CAMDEN POWERHAUS (w/ Electric Six)
JULY 7TH HITCHIN CLUB 85 (w/ Electric Six)
JULY 28TH BIRMINGHAM THE NIGHT OWL
AUGUST 26TH RICKMANSWORTH FARMFEST
SEPTEMBER 21ST LONDON STOKE NEWINGTON WAITING ROOM (w/ Suep)

www.enjoyablelistens.com

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