If I was going to ask for a cover before I die, "The Clapping Song" would be close to the bottom of my bucket list. Sorry, the Belle Stars fucked this one forever in the '80s.
Not really a vinyl 7"but CD-singles are so rare these days that it had to find a home in the Singles Bar. This hard-edged Brisbane guitar band with a psychedelic edge kicks serious arse.
Slacker pop normally leaves me indifferent but these Brisbaneites have a swagger that makes them stand out from the pack.
Popular opinion is that powerpop is meant to be as easily consumed (most of it, anyway) as disposed of soon after. Bugger that.
What's not to like about this debut EP from Sydney's best new "old" band? Members of The Pyramidiacs, the New Christs, The Scruffs, The Lemonheads, The Eastern Dark, Barbarellas and Orange Humble Band assembled in 2012?
The sisterhood doesn’t pay onetime enfant terribles the Hard-Ons much attention these days, so maybe unabashed blokey blokes The Vee Bees will raise their collective hackles.