Pink Eye Club the South London’s One Man Disco Machine shines with ‘You Seemed Like A Nice Guy’

"A song about people you meet and initially they seem nice but then you go on their social media, and it turns out they have far right views.”
5 July 2023

Pink Eye Club is the idea of Haydn Davies, a self-proclaimed geek from South London, who has the gift of capturing the essence of British daily life in a spiritual and meaningful way. His disco tunes, with their intelligent observations, perfectly reflect the bizarre times in which we live today.

Drawing inspiration from the club scene, the dance culture, the Pet Shop Boys, the discotheque and everything in between, Pink Eye Club just dropped his new single called You Seemed Like A Nice Guy and it’s got Mencare (aka Josh Baxter from Ninja Tune’s PVA and Adam Cartwright formerly of Speedy Wunderland’s Tiña) featuring on it.

He says: You Seemed Like A Nice Guy is a song about people you meet and initially they seem nice but then you go on their social media, and it turns out they have far right views.”

It’s like a modern urban story, similar to The Streets. Basically, it’s about two people who aren’t meant to be together. But if you really think about it, the issue goes beyond just AI assistants. It’s actually about how our society is so divided and filled with hateful speech these days. We’re constantly bombarded with propaganda in the virtual world, making it hard to be true to ourselves.

The video was filmed at The George Tavern and directed by Lou Smith, who’s well-known for capturing the awesome music scene in South London. You may recognize some of the bands that emerged from there like Fat White Family, Warmduscher, Goat Girl, Shame and many others.

“I happened to catch Pink Eye Club at his debut London show at the Five Bells, five years ago,” explains Lou, “I have watched his act and following grow along the way, his unique perspective has helped him tackle some of the challenging aspects of his own self-confessed neurodivergence, and in a real way, has positively affected the lives of others.”

The Pink Eye Club is ripping away with its epic one-man-disco-machine live sets at its crowded club nights. You can catch Pink Eye’s Sunday Roast at Windmill, Brixton and Pink Eye’s Paradise at The George Tavern, Stepney Green. He also performs all over London with great bands such as Go Chi Minh, Meatraffle, Alien Chicks and Human Interest.

Pink Eye Club‘s debut album, Disco Reality, will come out on July 14th. via Blang Records.

Photo by Camille Alexander