New Music – Bdy Prts, Hockey Dad, Boycrush
New potential favourite new bands from Glasgow, Illawarra and Auckland
Every week, we highlight a couple of new acts from around the globe who’ve caught our attention. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.
From Glasgow, the vowel-averse Bdy Prts are Jenny Reeve (best known for Strike the Colours and previosu work with The Reindeer Section, Arab Strap and Snow Patrol) and Jill O’Sullivan (Sparrow and the Workshop). The duo’s “Cold Shoulder” is quite a marvel, a shimmering alt-pop track with fully formed electro punch and melancholic poise and which bodes well for the soon-come debut album.
The Australian new band gold rush continues with this hairy, scruffy fun-time duo from Illawarra in New South Wales. We’re digging Hockey Dad’s bodacious surf-tastic guitar riffs and sunnysideup bravado this weather and especially new release “Can’t Have Them”, which is radio-friendly rock’n'roll with the bang of summer festival stages off it. Hit!
Alistair Deverick is Boycrush, a musician from Auckland who has drummed with New Zealand acts like The Ruby Sons, Neil Finn Lawrence Arabia, The Sami Sisters and tons more. Boycrush is his new solo move, a band who first saw the light of day when Deverick was at the Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid a few years ago. We’re digging “Flirt” loads at the moment, a track full of smashing atmospherics, a cheeky wiggle and teasing tropical riffs which benefit greatly from a vocal hand-out from former Yumi Zouma and current Madeira singer Kim Pflaum.