Melodie Holliday rants like a young, disgruntled John Lydon on ‘Best Friends’, a brand new track that you can listen to on Gigwise below. It’s full of raw power, and is taken from their forthcoming second album A Week Of Kindness, which will be self-released on 17 November.
Recorded by Andy Ramsey of Stereolab and mixed by bassist Simon Holliday, this is a growling, lo-fi punk record with many a hook and a groovy bass line. “Do you exist outside your mind?” the singer asks through the murky, chugging riffs that sound like they could be from an early Rough Trade compilation.
Art Trip & The Static Sound’s Melodie Holliday is also involved in the Decolonise and Loud Women collective in London, who she also makes art for.
Meanwhile, you’ll be able to catch these fresh punks at their album launch party on the 17th November, at Biddle Bros, Clapton, London. If you want a little bit more of a taster, you can hear another track ‘Kerplunk’ taken from their mini EP released back in May over on their Bandcamp page. ‘Feminine Hygiene’ is another choice name they’ve got for a song. FFO: The Cramps, The Fall, PiL, Sleater-Kinney.