Paul White – Honey Cats

It’s likely that the last thing you heard from south Londoner Paul White was his hyperactive Watch The Ants EP, a mid-2013 release that showcased his talents as a hip hop beatmaker alongside the likes of Danny Brown and Trim. Before you hit play on the track below, put that entirely out of your mind. The Paul White you’ll hear on ‘Honey Cats’ – the first single to be shared from Shaker Notes, his fourth album due on September 29 via R&S Records – is a songwriter with the blues. Over a steady marching beat, White’s Thom Yorke-like voice spirals through an intoxicating swarm of bass, synth and sax feeling like the last drops of whiskey in the glass.