“Family Dinner” By Robbing Millions

"Family Dinner" by Robbing Millions is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the Belgian artist's LP Holidays Inside
Robbing Millions photo by Shags Chamberlin

Last year, Robbing Millions, the first signing to MGMT Records, “Family Dinner.” The track is off his album, Holidays Inside, out, which dropped on June 25th in collaboration with [PIAS]. Lucien Fraipont, the Belgian artist behind Robbing Millions, finds inspiration from the hallowed legacies of avant-pop artists ranging from R. Stevie Moore to Scritti Politti. “Family Dinner” leans into the trained jazz guitarist’s quirky penchant for the unexpected. He describes the song, saying “The intro is pretty misleading, it starts with a medieval King Sunny Ade groove topped with a bebop-ish guitar melody, but the song quickly lands on a poppier disco beat.

“Family Dinner,” as well as the rest of the full-length, was recorded between Fraipont’s kitchen and home studio in Belgium, and mixed/produced by Shags Chamberlain (Drugdealer, Mac Demarco) in LA. The lyrics, Fraipont explained, “are reflecting a glowing teenage angst. I often have dinner with my family, who I love dearly, but as a teenager I often just wanted to spend my time doing music instead. I felt a loss of time, which is pretty stupid, but the song is an exaggerated vision of that teenage feeling.” The accompanying video was shot in Paris by multidisciplinary artist Leva Kabašinskaitė with an assembled for the occasion family and reworked in the Argentinian jungle by illustrator and collage artist Salvador Cresta.

Order Holidays Inside by Robbing Millions HERE