Yesterday we featured Bristol trio Soeur and their 90s alternative-influenced sound. There must be something in the water as Hannah’s Little Sister have emerged with a similar vibe, wildly channelling the likes of Sonic Youth, The Breeders and The Pixies on their debut release “20”.
It’s a chaotic yet commercial introduction to the Liverpool band. “20” is about hitting a new decade after those teenage years and the pressures of expectation, identity and stereotype. There’s a alt-rock, slacker pop edge to the music and the lyrics are delivered with a brattish swagger: ‘I can’t do nothing about it/stop making me panic/promise that I’m not just lazy’ sings Meg Grooters about her ‘post-teen crisis’.
The accompanying DIY video, directed by Beebo Boobin, shows the band at a birthday party surrounded by retro party goodies and will make you want to indulge in cake as well as quality music. Treat yourself.
“20” is out now.