Since forming in 2012, M.O have picked up a MOBO nomination for Best Newcomer, massive support from 1Xtra and Radio 1, and have recently signed to Polydor records. As well as garnered a roar of online buzz from publications such as Noisey, Fader, The Guardian, Hunger and Dazed.
From their debut single, the playfully aggressive ‘Wait Your Turn’, via the dancehall-tinged ‘Hot’, the summer jams ‘For A Minute and ‘Ain’t Got Time’, 90’s dance-tinged banger ‘Dance On My Own’ and the throwback R&B stylings of latest single ‘Preach”, their discography already reads like the template for forward-thinking pop music.
Their music is sort of 90s-tinged amalgamation of pop, current underground and lashing of old school R&B. The band are passionate about taking elements of the underground scene, such as house, garage and the UK base, but they also know their way around huge pop melodies, as evidenced by the fact they’ve recently been in the studio writing with Jess Glynne and working with Kendrick Lamar collaborator Rahki and Rihanna and Beyoncé songwriter James Fauntleroy. They also collaborated with US superstar Esmee Denters on the harmony-laden R&B of ‘Runaway’. Likewise they have worked with record producers such as Dallas Austin and London based The Heavytrackerz and Bless Beats.
As well as spending time in the Studio collaborating with some of pop’s biggest songwriters they’ve also spent time on tour honing their live experience. In just three years they’ve supported the likes of Ciara, Rudimental and Disclosure, as well as completing an arena tour with Little Mix and playing at Glastonbury amongst other major festival dates Quite the varied roster for a band whose aim is to constantly second guess what people might think is coming next.