Three more newbies that are here and ready to soundtrack your summer, Getintothis’ Steven Doherty tells us all about them.
As we catapult into festival season, and one full of great new music, here are three bands for your listening pleasure to check out on your travels.
Black Country, New Road
Just when you thought that they didn’t make debut singles like they used to anymore, here comes the epic Athen’s, France from Cambridge’s Black Country, New Road.
It’s a six minutes plus joy of swirling, wonky Pulp-esque theatricalness, almost three songs in one like a mini-musical, with such stunning vocal operatics, almost howling the cutting-edge, knowing lyrics.
Their live shows are also being talked up as an event in themselves, seems as tough it’s mostly festival dates for now, but these include a local date at what is shaping up to be one of the must attends of the summer, Birkenhead’s Future Yard Festival at the end of August.
Like with any potentially great new band, just breathe the debut in and then wait excitedly for what’s to follow.
This month has already seen them release their first record (almost a mini-album, as it’s seven tracks long), aptly entitled No. 1, as well as playing some dates around the country.
The EP contains three already released singles, the highlight of which, The Craft, has already been heard across the airwaves on BBC 6 Music.
They too can be seen over the water at Future Yard and are supporting Fontaines DC on their debut US tour later in the year.
Pottery are going to be quite the lo-fi sensation live, you can sense it going off just by listening to the EP.
Last, but most definitely not least, are Hello Cosmos.
Hard to compartmentalise into a genre, they shimmer and shake in all the right places. The vocals are snarky, sardonic in delivery but full of a message, they sound almost exasperated with the world, yet the music is so full of hope and passion without ever becoming bombastic.
Last year’s frankly stunning Raise The Dawn and Dream Harder are possibly about to be usurped by new single Run For President, already being seen as the breakthrough.