Two for Thursday…Basement Revolver, Her’s

Putting the “Thirst” into Thursday…here are a couple of mouth-watering tracks that have caught the eye, and ear, over the last week.  Think retro, think indie, THANK Fourculture…

Photo by Ro Agalawatte
Photo by Ro Agalawatte

Have a listen to Basement Revolver’s debut single “Johnny”.  It’s a jingle-jangle fuzzy indie epic with an ominous, almost tragic air that recalls those 60s ‘death disco’ discs.  Guitars evoke the spectres of the Wall of Sound’ and envelope the delicate vocal of Chrisy Hurn which takes a hindsight look at relationship problems .  It’s on the spectrum between The Sundays and The Raveonettes and is quite refreshing in balancing the familiar and the original.  Basement Revolver on Facebook

credit: Ryan Lee Turton
credit: Ryan Lee Turton

Liverpool as a city conjures up its own musical images, and while the debut from Her’s has a slightly Ian McCulloch-esque vocal, the Merseyside duo actually channel the sounds of some of the 80s bands from the Postcard record label.  Post-punk basslines and brightly toned higher ends act as a nice contrast to the deep vocal of Stephen Fitzpatrick.  It’s a rumbling building, almost motorik belter of a debut and it’s worth keeping an eye on them.  “Dorothy” is released 6 May.  Her’s on Facebook

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