Check out this song from Sheffield natives, Best Friends. Really digging these demos from the four piece; ‘Be Alive’ and ‘Lip Curl’ have got an almost post-punk feel with a hand full of surf riffs. And the eloquently titled ‘Surf Bitches’ is just what you’d expect—a rather catchy, bratty, surf-pop track.
Looking forward to listening to their EP, sound promising.
Sound and weather seem to go hand in hand, don’t they?
When raining is pouring out of the sky, A Perfume Genius song is never too far from the top of my playlist. On day’s like today when the sun beats down and the sky is blue, music like that offered from Best Friends shoves PG from his lofty platform. The public awareness of this Sheffield two-piece is not very high at the moment. Knowledge of the duo is confined mostly to those who obsess upon the coming and goings of Bancamp. Make no mistake though, this band have serious potential. In a time where ‘surf’ based music is huge and The Vaccines are riding an ever-swelling wave of mainstream acceptance, Best Friends merge the two together. Their arrangement reminds ever so slightly of The Vaccines, but a far more fuzzed out version. So fuzzed out you can almost feel static in the air when listening to them. That has to be a good thing, no?
The Hills of South Yorkshire are alive with excitement surrounding Best Friends. Okay, that is rather hyperbolic, but they have gotten some rave reviews for the live shows they have played recently. Recording their debut EP in a basement gives them a certain grit that, while unquestionably budgeted, somehow gives the sound a defiant personality. Surf Bitches is a wonderful starting point to get acquainted with Best Friends. While you are at it though, have a listen to the rest of the EP.