The Shes

Tracks Of The Week #1

The She’s – Heartbreak

Wonky attitude-riven post-punk with a ’60s-tinged call and response choruses, from this brilliant San Francisco band of childhood friends. Lifted from their forthcoming album “all female rock and roll quartet” which is out on Empty Cellar Records 17th November. (BC)


Art School Girlfriend – Bending Back

Sumptuous minimal, pulsing pop from Polly Mackey who has been involved in a few musical projects down the years. Her new guise may be her best yet if ‘Bending Back’ is anything to go by mysterious and beguiling, echoing the works of Everything But The Girl only placed in a setting of contemporary production. Mackey’s gorgeously wistful vocals detailing the push and pull of the centre of control in a relationship. (BC)


Catholic Action – Black & White

Glasgow’s Catholic Action recently shared the video for latest single ‘Black & White’ lifted from their forthcoming album In Memory of. The track see-saws between an intimacy and riot of riffs and percussive breakdowns it’s delightfully reminiscent of mid-period Primal Scream and early Strokes. ‘Black & White’ was written by frontman Chris McCrory, as a reaction to finding out about the death of David Bowie. (BC)


The Purple Lights – Not Alone

East London duo The Purple Lights have come up with a totally original mixture of rock attitude and heavy reggae grooves, organic and totally authentic.  One of the hardest working touring acts and prolific songwriters, they’ve lugged their positive presences all over the festival circuit in 2017 and become resident artists at The Roundhouse.  This track is their most catchy, with lyrics that are designed to reassure anyone having a less than a great time in the world right now. Out on PLR Recordings on 17/11/2017.  (BW)

Photo: The She’s by Molly DeCoudreaux

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