If the last couple of years are marked by anything it’s the effervescence around the English post punk revival scene (Black Country New Road, Squid, Black Midi and et al.). It would be regrettable to miss the energetic and versatile Californian quartet Liily, who offers us a particularly irresistible first album. After an early success, notably thanks to their single “Toro“ (2018), the Californians then established their reputation via dizzying live performances.
Formed in 2018, Brooklyn’s Gustaf have built a kind of buzz that feels like it comes from a different era. The art punk 5 piece rapidly established a reputation as one of New York’s hardest working…and most reliably fun bands, and early excitement about their danceable, ESG-inspired post punk expanded outside of their city with remarkable effect despite having released no recorded music and barely having an online presence.
They have just released their debut album ‘Audio Drag For Ego Slobs’.