I’ve mentioned Wet Leg on this blog a while ago, now it’s time for another band from the Isle of Wight, which probably will extend to a Bands New To Me post later this year. The band is Coach Party, the song is (obviously) What’s The Point In Life:
Just under three minutes of pleasant noise with catchy lyrics, what’s not to love?
The song is over a decade old, but I only came across it a few weeks ago. It’s been on heavy rotation ever since and probably will be for quite some time. I love the “dirty” sound, the guitar riff, the banging drums, the pounding bass. And the band name is pretty cool as well.
I’m not entirely sure when I discovered Skating Polly (Kelli, Peyton and Kurtis), I think probably somewhere around 2018 or 2019. In other words, before I started my Bands New To Me series/category. But with their latest song having just been published I decided to give them a dedicated entry with some of my favourite songs by them, starting with the latest:
In a similar noisy style, but also with beautiful layered vocals:
But they also have a different side, voice, piano and guitar:
Back to noisier sounds from their New Tricks EP with two famous guests, Nina Gordon & Louise Post of Veruca Salt:
Enjoying Hollywood life while not moving to Hollywood or joining the Hollywood crowd:
Another of their older songs, I love the bass line in this one, as well as the pounding and rattling drums:
The second to last song is another quiet one with just Kelli and Peyton singing while playing the piano (and some light drums):
And to close some pure simple noise from before Kurtis joining with just a basitar and drums (and of course voice):
For the third band in this series we move from Chicago with Beach Bunny to Dublin in Ireland with Fontaines D.C. Again a band that has been around for slightly longer but only really appeared on my radar this year, I think mainly through BBC Radio 6 Music playing them a lot. One of the songs that made me listen up was this one:
An earlier song I quite like is Winter in the Sun:
A popular song is Boys In The Better Land:
To close one of their several KEXP appearances, this one having been filmed “at home” showcasing their latest album:
And that’s it for this year’s Three New Bands (New to me) series. I hope you enjoyed at least one the bands I discovered this year, maybe even two or three. And hopefully I’ll discover three new bands (even if they’re only new to me) in 2022, so that I can continue the series.
From the Isle of Wight with Wet Leg to Chicago with Beach Bunny for the second band in this year’s series. Started by Lili Trifilio in 2015 with the debut album Honeymoon released in 2020 Beach Bunny isn’t a new band as such, but I only really took notice this year after kind of vaguely having them on my radar for a while (not sure why it took me so long). Now let’s go with a taster from the Blame Game EP:
No real video for this song (Also from the Blame Game EP), but I quite like it:
Their biggest hit so far (here the remix version with Tegan and Sara as guest vocalists, here is the original):
And to close some session sounds with some history and interview in chapters:
I hope you enjoyed Beach Bunny, for the third and last band in this series I’ll take you to Ireland. Aiming to finish this series on Sunday.