I feel like I could listen to Red Channel every day. The LA act just shared another tune from the redone and soon to be reissued Crazy Diamonds EP (the EP originally came out in 2018), and dammit if it’s not a jam and a half. It’s got this sure-fire punk vibe, especially with the way some of the vocals are delivered, but beneath it, there’s this soulful nod to R&B/doo-wop that gives the track an undeniable catchiness. Plus, the rhythm section is spot-on throughout the entirety of the track, particularly the bass work bumping in and out during the verses. This song is fire! The whole EP drops on April 19th via Upset the Rhythm.
I love when you try to pigeonhole a band, then you find yourself completely caught off-guard by something else going on in the track. This track from Red Channel did just that, as I thought it was this pleasantly plodding pop number, wonky at parts, and definitely infectious. Then the song sort of twists, offers up a post-punk yelp, then jumps about to illustrate the band’s ability to maneuver within tight spaces, mixing in just a hint of art-pop into the groove; this leaves plenty of room for growth and experimenting in the future. Excited to hear the rest of this new 7″, dropping via Upset the Rhythm on April 19th.