So The Strokes new song. Or not.
Much better is this new track from Calories, who are four chaps from Birmingham. They've managed to stay off our radar until just now, despite being buddies with out long-time favourites Johnny Foreigner, something which always means that a band are worth checking out. Our bad there.
'The nihilistic sound of 'Every Day Is A School Day' recalls the likes of The Spills and Runaround Kids with its noisy abrasiveness and whilst the vocals take second place to the drones of grunge guitars there's still a great hook that's immediately apparent. It's taken from the DMT EP, which is available as a free/pay-what-you-like download and is merely one facet that the band showcase. Third track 'Flickers From The Ochre House' is not dissimilar to a violin-less Talons, whilst the acoustic version of 'Fragments of Cities' is somewhat akin to the gentler moments from Nine Black Alps early days. A cracking release, all told and very much worth your time.
Calories album Basic Nature is available on CD from Tough Love Records.
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(Thanks go to Johnny Foreigner for pointing this out on their Twitter)