Already drawing comparisons to Susanne Sundfør and Kate Bush after sharing just two songs, ‘Taller’ and ‘How High?’, via SoundCloud, Rubberband Girl is now set for her first wider wave of discovery as she shares her debut single ‘South Suburban Weekend’.

‘South Suburban Weekend’ immediately marks Rubberband Girl as one to watch. Exuding heartwarming soul with beautifully ornate phrasing, this newcomer possesses a voice so entrancing that it feels as if you already know her. Meanwhile, the music is just as entrancing: a sun-soaked groove of hissing hi-hats, rousing flourishes brass and jazzy piano which combines to feel like a concoction of indie-pop, acid jazz and trip-hop: think somewhere between Lily Allen and A Tribe Called Quest. Its lyrics capture the nostalgic, laidback vibe of an all-fun no-pressure summer weekend in your late teens: a time when the possibilities of life feel endless. 

Rubberband Girl – a band founded by vocalist Caitlyn Scarlett – says, “‘South Suburban Weekend’ was the first Rubberband Girl song ever written. It’s a love letter to my youth, growing up in a typically English riverside town with ambitions of escaping to ‘big city life’. Having since lived over a decade in London, I now look back with great nostalgia at how and where my friends and I spent our teenage years; hanging around those local parks and high streets, drinking, skating, causing trouble and waiting for our lives to really begin. ‘South Suburban Weekend’ is my way of capturing and celebrating the romance and simplicity of that time.”

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