Here goes the obligatory name-check of influences that make up the sound of Victor Talking Machine: The Telescopes, A.R. Kane, early Primal Scream, maybe a touch of Longpigs, and so on.
But, hell, who cares? This sound is a sugar-rush, an injection of some familiar junk into a (pop) junkie's old-ass arm.
For all those bands trying to recapture the glories of the class of 1989: this is how you do it!
Bringing a unique POV on those perennial indie touchstones, Victor Talking Machine create some big tunes that feel intimate.
Dig how "Tuscany" goes from Nirvana-esque growler in that intro to a soaring Ash-like anthem in the swirling chorus.
The grinding "Sarah Laughs", available to download below, is more early Telescopes, that world-ending churn and then the stomp of pop glory!
The band is new to me but I am seriously on-board. They are working with producer Marc Waterman (Ride, Elastica) and I can't wait to hear what comes next.
Set the controls for the heart of the indie pop-sun, fellas!
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