Crossing The Pond: Dead Naked Hippies + The Sundowners + Goan Dogs

Much great music is made on the other side of the Atlantic. Here your hostess indulges her love of all things Brit to bring you some songs you should be listening to from the British Isles.

There's a lot to like about Leeds, especially as far as the current music scene is concerned. Dead Naked Hippies flies the flag for gritty yet pretty noise, what they call "trash rock." "Lights Out" is just raunchy enough.

From Liverpool comes the hazy, hypnotic dreamweaving of The Sundowners. "Great Beauty" presents a very retro take on psych, traces of pop present amongst all the rich mercurial machinations.

There's a wonderful wryness to the song "Drifting Apart," a dry certainty that carries into the song's video. Funny moves with balloons and some sassy dance moves belie the finality of the end of something, and Bristol's Goan Dogs presents the inevitable in an honest, incredibly catchy, listenable way.

[posted 1.8.17]


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