It’s a great time to be a fan of Punk music, as it seems to be hitting a real purple patch lately. With the likes of IDLES leading the way, you’ve also got the likes of FONTAINES D.C., Fat White Family, Squid and The Murder Capital (among TONS OF OTHERS) bolstering the numbers to create a real movement of noise and fuck you. Another name to add to the list is Talk Show, a four piece from London who’ll be releasing their debut EP These People this year (March 27th, Council Records) and have got me a little bit excited with new single “Banshee”.
With its off-kilter flurry of drums, murderous bass tones and direct, in your face vocals, “Banshee” is a track that fuels the mind with noise. I love the arching guitars that build slowly before letting loose with a dreamy, Cure-esque eruption that adds vibrancy to the mix. The soaring vocals battle melodic guitar licks throughout, and the result is something that’s just so good.