Following a BBC 6 Music live session and a soundtrack collaboration for actress Milly Bobby Brown’s fashion line, in addition to an impressive 16 million Spotify streams already under their belts, Derbyshire-based trio Patawawa have slowly become an act to watch, offering a selection of energetic, synth-indie pop tunes since their debut singles in early 2015.

Forget About It is yet another bright track which offers a much-needed reminder to us all that “everything’s alright”.”

The perfect track to follow up an endless string of inspired synth-pop tunes, their most recent release Forget About It is yet another bright track which offers a much-needed reminder to us all that “everything’s alright”. A steady, yet effective drum beat locks in perfectly with a beautifully fun bass line to create a rhythm perfect for summer and secures the track’s status as one of my personal favourite British releases so far this year. 

Alongside a gorgeously produced instrumental, Sam Wilmot’s vocals and endlessly optimistic and positive lyrics help offer any listener a much needed reminder to “keep your head up high”, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Patawawa offer listeners an escape from real life with Forget About It, insisting they should “take their time”, and these uplifting lyrics paired with such incredible performances from each member of the band help to create yet another unforgettable summer anthem that is bound to become a fan-favourite as their career progresses even further. 

“[Right now] you’ve no excuse but to take just four minutes out of your day to give Forget About It a listen and discover a new indie favourite, just in time for summer.”

If you haven’t already been introduced to Patawawa’s magical discography, made up of sparkling synth tracks, gorgeous funky basslines alongside both Wilmot’s and Beth Garrett’s vocals taking each track to the next level, you’ve no excuse but to take just four minutes out of your day to give ‘orget About It a listen and discover a new indie favourite, just in time for summer.

8/10

Out now.

Words: Beth Rossiter @bethrossiterr