Tuesday 21 November 2017

Tracks of the week

Tracks of the week Girl Band -- Lawman

All boys: Girl Band
All boys: Girl Band

Tracks of the week

Girl Band -- Lawman

Who said Irish rock was dead? Actually, come to think of it, no-one did, but these four Dublin lads are certainly reminding us about the power of some shouty vocals and distorted rock music.

Lawman is six minutes of unhinged and unbridled clanking post-punk noise that should be played to The Strypes and Jake Bugg until they get the message that naughty is better than nice.





The product of growing up in a world where everyone can listen to every genre, means that upcoming producers can pile on the sound references into one big mash-up or they can seek something sleeker and more nuanced. Which is certainly the case with Ryan DeRobertis' Saint Pepsi, a project which takes in dance, rap, R&B, pop, soul (via an Aretha Franklin sample) and mushes it into a vibrant and wonderful post-Avalanches world.




Congratulations Wet! You have the worst band name of 2014 so far because it's a) crap and b) it reminds us of Marty Pellow singing that song from the Four Weddings and a Funeral soundtrack. Luckily for you New Yorkers, your song Dreams with its sweet indie-pop stylings redeems you somewhat. Just don't Google the band and title without "song" in the search term.


Irish Independent

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