the klubs – The Kid
Similar artists: IDLES, Meat Wave, Protomartyr, Slaves, Show Me the Body, TV Priest, Viagra Boys, Metz
It’s fashion that keeps us listeners stranded away from a lot of great music. After all, who would dare write an album like Slippery When Wet without possessing a winning smile, great hair, and the skinniest of jeans? These kinds of requirements are enough to put most people off.
Non-fashion, on the other hand, is a great way of ensuring that snobbish but talented folks start earning an audience for which to play their music. It’s not much different from the original punks. They were, generally speaking, kids who didn’t look like they played in Led Zeppelin and who would not bother to learn to play a complex guitar solo.
the klubs’ The Kid is modern internet-punk music born out of the intellectual frustration of folks who no longer need to pretend to be angsty teenagers. What you get instead, fortunately, are people that know precisely how they want to construct a song. Usually, they do it around a pulsating bass line and lyrics that are either humorous or angry. We’re living in great times for punk-rock.
Frass Green – Change
Genre: Skate Punk, Post-Punk, Garage Rock
Similar artists: World Party, Young Guv, Suede, Polyphonic Spree, Alex G
Rock music is a reasonable proposition when it comes to escaping boredom. As a consequence, the stories that performers tell have to be grandiose, and so does the way that they present themselves. Examples are plentiful.
One look no further than classic-rock music, this style is supposedly dominated by folks possessing incredible musicianship. How many groups are still touring the world and playing arenas based on a famous show based around explosives, pyrotechnics, make-up, and audience interaction? It doesn’t even really matter if some of them do indeed actually play and sing anymore. It’s all a grand spectacle.
It’s brave to unapologetically present your life in song as dull and fulfilling. But, this is precisely what Frass Green’s Change does. It’s a song about the pleasures of uneventfulness, evenness, and laziness. It’s a topic worthy of a tune, particularly in a time where we can have witnessed what the curse of living interesting days actually means. Taken with a dose of strong melodies, Frass Green provide a compelling truth.