There’s something really special in the songwriting of Swim Team; there’s this ability to adhere to all the flourishes of indiepop, yet at the same time, sound wholly Australian. There’s a sweetness in the first half of “Are You Into Me,” that eventually subsides as the track pushes further forward, taking a turn just around 1.5 minute mark. The lyrical content here ties right into the title, but it feels even more personal for some reason. This is just a light-hearted way to start your day I reckon, so keep an eye out for Home Time on July 12th via Hysterical Records.
Let’s start off this wonderful Friday with a poppy rocker from Slush that’s sure to turn a few heads…but don’t be too quick to make your opinion. Musically, it’s a saccharine bit of grungy pop, maximizing hooks with plenty of “oohs” and “ahh;” you honestly won’t be able to turn your head away from the track. Lyrically, the band coyly wait until the middle half of the track before you even know that the entirety of the tune is an ode to the menstrual cup. The band’s new EP will be out May 10th via Hysterical Records.
The Aussie trio Suss Cunts first came to my attention with their debut EP, released over in the US by Emotional Response. They’re already back with a brand new EP for Hysterical Records, and we’ve got the title track here for you. It’s got an interesting punk rock edge, though more infectious than some might give that genre; I hear a few similarities on both guitar tone and vocals to Dead Kennedys. But, the trio brandishes their own style and flare, almost as if they’re falling off the tracks, whilst still sounding steady as ever. Look for the Temper EP on April 27th. Love these ladies, and here’s hoping you do too.