Hooked on Step – Panther
This song should be getting a whole lotta love (sorry about that unintended LZ reference). It took me a second or two, as the song doesn’t just jump right into things…that’s not a bad thing. You get a hint at the enjoyment coming your way when the guitar gently says hello from the background, just before permanently noodling its way with hooks galore. This isn’t the nostalgic 90s guitar pop, but rather the kind that can only seems to come from our Oceanic brethren like Step-Panther. You’ll be able to listen to the group’s entire Strange But Nice LP on September 19th when it gets a world-wide release. This might just be the surprise hit I’ve been looking for.