Stoat's newest single and video ‘Don't Play No Game That I Can Win’ is out now, ahead of their new album, Try Not To Think About It, which is slated for release (finally) on Feb 3. ‘Don't Play No Game That I Can Win’ is probably the poppiest tune on the album, with a disco groove, handclaps and MOAR COWBELL! It even has a dance video.
It's indie pop/-tronica rather than actual “pop”, naturally. There's no guest appearance from Pitbull, and the lyrics are about embracing the futility of striving (though in a fun way) but still, Stoat like to think of it as a song where you dance in the verse and sing along in the chorus, in the vein of Metronomy or Hot Chip.
‘Don't Play No Game That I Can Win’ is the fourth single from the album. The previous three picked up airplay all over Ireland (2FM, WLR, Cork 96FM, 8Radio, FlirtFM, and many more), and had kind things said about them on a variety of music blogs, including here on Musos’ Guide.