Having drip-fed first tastes of new music in 2022 by the way of the dancefloor-centred ‘UR Heart‘, 2-step stuttering ‘Never Forget‘ and pensive, fast-paced ‘Letting Go‘, Bag Raiders now share ‘Love Me Back’ in a continuation of their new sonic trajectory.
Staying true to their unmatched ability to create technically proficient nostalgia and blend it with an infectious melody, ‘Love Me Back‘ is a love letter to the club: a serotonin boost that is fast, confident, and full of maximum thrills to capture that strobing and shining dancefloor ethos.
Beaming with personality, ‘Love Me Back’ marks some of their most creatively free work yet. Pulling a Meg Mac vocal into the track, they share: “We were doing some sessions with Meg Mac and Tim Ayre working on a whole bunch of stuff. Pop music, indie, trip-hop, just going nutso really, getting down whatever came out. Around the same time we had this idea for a club track where the breakdown was a long chordal thing and the drop was the same but all cut up. Very simple stuff. We wanted it to sound like we’d sampled an old funk record or something, so we got out the violins and guitars and recorded a bunch of stuff, layered some extra vocals tucked in there, and then chopped that all up. Because this was all happening at the same time we thought hang on… what if we steal a Meg vocal from one session, pitch it up and turn it into a rave vocal in the other? Bag Raider style! We went from indie rock to club banger in 4 semitones and 20 extra BPM. Lucky she liked it hehe.”
They also just announced 11 US dates for their fall tour. Check it all out below!
“Love Me Back” Fall US Tour Dates
Aug 12 – CLUB ABOVE @ IVY – Eora / Sydney (DJ)
Sep 1 – SPRINGTIME – Yugambeh / Gold Coast (DJ)
Oct 14 – Floyd – Miami FL (DJ)
Oct 18 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago IL (LIVE)
Oct 19 – Elsewhere The Hall – Brooklyn NY (LIVE)
Oct 20 – Culture – Washington D.C (LIVE)
Oct 21 – Cervantes: The Other Side – Denver CO (LIVE)
Oct 25 – Soundwell – Salt Lake City UT (DJ)
Oct 26 – Crocodile Showroom – Seattle WA (LIVE)
Oct 27 – The Independent – San Francisco CA (LIVE)
Oct 28 – Pryes Brewing Co – Minneapolis MN (LIVE)
Nov 03 – 1720 – Los Angeles CA (LIVE)
Nov 04 – Darkstar – Tempe AZ (DJ)