I’ve been off battling a cold all week, so it’s good to find a nice little rocker to squeeze into the playlist on a Thursday, just before we roll into the weekend. This Hussy (not to be confused with THE Hussy) tune is really great, and I honestly can’t quit playing it super loud. It offers this fuzzed jangling riff, coated in atmospherics that set up the immediate bounce of the vocals; I love the urgency in Sophie Ellison’s voice as the tension in the track builds. Sometimes you just need a jam of a song to come in and lift your spirits, and pretty sure this tune’s spot on in that fashion. Go on, have fun.
After adding in some layers of synthesizer to their last effort, Pagan Hiss, the Hussy have stripped it all down, just focusing on guitar work with varying percussive and string elements added for texture. The group’s first single from Galore has that psych bounce that’s been popularized by group’s like Thee Oh Sees; they do seem to play these songs with a heavier hand than most, which gives them that dosage of differentiation. They’ve got a huge tour lined up for the early summer months, including Austin dates at Cheer Ups and the Yellowjacket. Look for the release on Southpaw Records on June 30th.