Oakland-based minimalist post-punk-funk quartet Naked Roommate have announced their new album ‘Do The Duvet’, due 4th September via Upset the Rhythm in the UK and Trouble In Mind in the USA. The band have also shared the album’s opening track ‘Mad Love‘.
Naked Roommate was originally conceived in 2018 by Amber Sermeńo & Andy Jordan — partners in art & life — as a playful aside from their roles in Oakland’s most dearly-departed ensemble, THE WORLD.
With a handful of twitching insta-sketches, each addled with late-nite D.I.Y. quiver, the duo’s side-hustle sprouted in classical easy/cheap fashion, as they were later joined by multi-instrumentalist Michael Zamora and Alejandra Alcala on bass.
Their debut album Do The Duvet proffers leftfield hijinks via punk execution, answering all the questions posed by questionable post-punk revivalism with sour lemon sneering and cherry-sweet smiles. It’s a fever dream, really… A flailing, sparking wire of hyper-compressed rhythms (breathing and synthetic), devolved guitar work and minced electronic compost. The resultant congealed groove is suitable for club situations and/or living space pulsations alike. Either way, the landlord is pissed.