Tom Brown’s new project (he also plays in RF!) is dropping their self-titled debut at the beginning of June, and we’re here to suggest you give the band a solid listen. This track operates around a meandering sort of heavy guitar jangle; it feels like the guitars chasing you this way and that through dirty back alleys in some no-name British town. But, it also feels very much like Ohio, more specifically Dayton, as it’s hard to really distance Brown’s vocal approach from Bob Pollard. Still, Teenage Tom Petties success is the ability to really bleed the edges between guitar pop and those grittier moments of punkier alternative that erupted in the 90s. Look for their debut LP on June 3rd via Safe Suburban Home Records.
We spent a lot of time last year supporting Rural France, the London duo of Tom Brown and Rob Fawkes; they dropped RF via Meritorio Records. But, Tom now has his own new project, Teenage Tom Petties that should definitely pop up on your radar today. This project isn’t a far stretch from RF, though there’s definitely a grittier feel to both the recording and the style itself…perhaps connecting the dots via a Boyracer or the like would work, in 7 degrees of Indie Pop. On the vocals, Tom definitely has a big Bob Pollard feel here, so the whole thing is built around this huge lo-fidelity guitar pop feel that very much feels like something GBV would have influenced. It’s a jam, and you like jams. The band will have a full album coming this summer via Safe Suburban Homes.
The last few years have seen a bunch of one-off singles from York’s Cowgirl, and the band are finally ready for their debut LP, coming your way in the near future via Safe Suburban Home Records. If you ask me, and perhaps this is sacrilege, but just imagine you were a big fan of Wilco, but then you think they needed something with more punch and panache…that might be a good way to describe what’s happening here. There’s steady ballad writing, with nice melodic moments lurking throughout the track. Then you land upon the chorus and the riffs get fuzzy and things start to rule!