'London Girls' is the first cut from the Mamas Gun's new album, Golden Days, which is set for release on May 18 via Candelion. The track references the strong females who surround Mamas Gun frontman Andy Platts, particularly his wife, and his guitar-playing, Filippo mother, the latter of which is captured on the single's cover art.
‘London Girls’ holds a salient place for frontman and founder of the band, Andy Platts. “I wanted to write a London song” says the singer, “for most of my career, I’ve been making American-influenced music so it’s nice to do stuff that kind of points to where you’re from - having something with ‘London’ in the title without it being too tongue-in-cheek.”
Whilst ‘London Girls’ works on a patriotic level, it also references the strong females that surround Platts, from his wife, Jodie Seymour who co-wrote the track, to his own Filipino mother who is depicted on the single’s artwork. Platts, who was born in Kowloon, Hong Kong was introduced to music at a young age through his mother’s Spanish guitar playing.
The soul quintet will make their live return at The Social, London on February 8 before embarking upon a headline UK tour later in the year.