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I love discovering a song that is really unique, and this quirky new single by Aussie electro-poppers Confidence Man certainly fits the bill. I like its disparaging lyrics about a boring boy, and its layered vocals on top of a bouncy, squiggly disco track. It reminds me of the electro-disco-pop sound that was big on the blogs in the mid-2000s, like CSS and LCD Soundsystem. I miss the days of indie-pop acts with personality and a sense of fun. Confidence Man are a supergroup made up of members of two Brisbane bands, The Belligerents and The Jungle Giants, and Boyfriend (Repeat) is their debut single. Thanks to support from Australian indie radio station Triple J, the faceless foursome made the Shazam new release chart last week. According to a recent setlist they also have tracks called Alligator and Bubblegum, so I look forward to hearing more.