This masked quartet have some pretty out-there ideas.
Take music-making: Write a song in under 10 minutes, play it, and if they can remember how it goes, record it.
This works surprisingly well for the mysterious combo – from either Dundee or London – who adopt disguises of duck, baby, rabbit and pig, and may be planning a bank heist later.
But a career in music may beckon – opener ‘Fat Aladdin’s meandering Nile Rodger-style guitar lines and a hedonistic Happy Mondays vibe are the ideal party starter.
‘I Need A Drink’s pounding teutonic beats channel Front 242 or Nitzer Ebb, while the 10 tracks also recall early Kasabian and Bowie’s funkier period. Meanwhile, ‘Scratcher’s nifty sounds and samples have a Sleafords Mods-do-hip-hop vibe and ’Super Vegetable’ recalls PiL’s collaboration with Leftfield.
Alternative dance music is currently big business, ranging from Warmduscher to Special Interest, and while Ping Pong Disco aren’t quite either, they will surely get you up on your feet.
This article originally appeared in the Sunderland Echo.