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Crooked Steps - Daiquiri

Crooked Steps – Daiquiri

I depend on good garage rock to keep me going as others do on giant quantities of caffeine and nicotine. While Belgium’s Crooked Steps are a group of the garage variety, they certainly sound like they enjoy their showtunes as much as anything created by the Stooges. 

“Daiquiri”, as the name would suggest is a playful and vibrant single, with a touch of self-irony sprinkled in case young fans were to accuse the band of taking themselves too seriously.. Fast-paced retro-soul vocals move over a simple bass and drum dominated verse. It all builds towards a chorus of power-chords and singalongs. 

If they can produce singles equally as catchy as “Daiquiri”, Crooked Steps could be looking at a long and interesting career. 

Spineapples – Archie

Spineapples’ Archie is the equivalent of rock n roll emotional blackmail. Who can deny a song about a cute, with matching artwork to boot? The fact that it’s a good tune is an added bonus. 

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Spineapples are of the Jonathan Richman School of writing about small things that you know much about. The two-minute power-pop romp is a description of all the ways in which Archie is annoying, yet lovable. 

As for the music, it happens to be a treat. Inspired by Weezer, reminiscent of Fountains of Wayne, Spineapples is a group that knows how to use a guitar to prop up a record. From lead/rhythm guitar separation of the verse to the way power-chords elevate the chorus, to the guitar noises that accompany the end of verses, Spineapples sure know how to put a song together.

About author

Eduard is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications including FootballCoin, Extra Time Talk, Fanatik, Sportskeeda, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website Eduard is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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