Well,last time a new band really grabbed me it was probably Everything Everything. My Visualise/Colours/Stop bandmate pointed me towards ‘Giant Peach‘ by Wolf Alice. A five year gap between ‘new favorite bands’ didn’t really happen in the late 90’s early noughties. Either I’m becoming set in my musical ways or innovative, urgent and vital guitar music is on life support.Or both.
Anyway, the aforementioned act fuse 90’s indie (think Muse’s debut record), shoegaze direct Nirvana/garage rock seething aggression,and dare I say,Blondie?. Vocalist Ellie Rowsell has a great emotive expression in the vocals,all the way from delicate to primal,whilst the arrangements have enough twists and turns to keep a listeners ear.
Biographies suggest they honed their craft over a few years playing toilet venues,another reassuring stamp of authenticity and commitment. Check them out,debut record is entitled ‘My Love Is Cool’.