Ménage à Trois – Australia Part. 2 EP

From the ashes of the mysterious and much-hyped Mancunian rockers Wu Lyf – who were active from 2008 to 2012 – Ménage à Trois was born. Formed by drummer Joe Manning (now known by the longer moniker Joseph Louis Harland Manning), it’s an indie affair, with a tinge of R Kelly-esque R&B. As well as effortlessly transcending genres, their music is high on sensuality, naïvity and emotion. After the cold spell been having over these past few days, their velvet tones make for a perfect (near) winter warmer. Signed to the excellent French label Cracki Records, their EP Australia Part 2 dropped on September 18th. Here’s a reminder of their first exciting instalment, released some six months prior:

As for Australia Part 2, a delicate, understated groove unfolds right from the opening track, Bobby’s Prism. It seems that Joe and co have put aside their guitar-laden past exploits in favour of a more dancey vibe. Elsewhere, Monument and Be Right Back put the vocal abilities of the group firmly in the spotlight. So without any further ado, here it is:

As the days get shorter and the sky grows darker, why not join this Ménage à Trois ? With two EPs already under their belt and ten tracks demonstrating their fondness for aquatic, otherworldly sounds, its pretty clear what they’re all about. They played the offbeat Macki Festival in their adopted home of Paris at the end of September alongside the likes of Nightmares On Wax and Floating Points, and we’re keen to see where they’ll pop up next.