I'm a bit embarrassed that I haven't featured Coach Party on this blog yet, because of all the bands I've discovered in 2020 these guys are probably one of my favourites.
If you're into indie and you've not listened to this band yet then you are in for an absolute treat. You will be blown away. Sitting comfortably between Wolf Alice and The Beths the Isle of Wighters ( Jess Eastwood, Steph Norris, Joe Perry and Guy Page), have all the ingredients to be as big as both of the aforementioned bands, if not bigger.
I'm not joking either!
If you're not quite convinced yet then Steve Lamacq, Annie Mac and Huw Stephens are big advocates of the band also!
Their debut EP 'Party Food' if it was party food might look like pineapple and cheese on cocktails sticks with curly edged egg sarnies, but when you listen them, to continue the food analogy these guys would be saffron rice with mutsutake mushrooms, washed down with a bottle of 1893 Veuve Clicquot!
From the first drum beat and riffs of its opener, 'Oh Lola' with a chorus that makes your eyes misty thinking about mosh pits and being up close all sweaty, pogoing with complete strangers; to the dreamy surfer sounds of 'Puke'; 'Breakdown' has an absolute ear worm of a riff; to the last song 'Red Jumper Boy' and ode to a lost love with a simply gorgeous guitar riff - understatedly passion its twist in direction in the second half of the song, brilliantly reflects the change of emotion we feel when we loose someone we love; this debut EP is all killer no filler- but they haven't rested on their laurels.
Despite their latest single being a cover of Clairo's 'Bags', Coach Party have given this slow beautiful break up song their signature sound whilst taking nothing away from it's meaning.
Their self-shot video for 'Bags' is a snap shot of their life revealing intimacies of their home environments, stunning scapes from their Isle of Wight home and live footage (sobs).
Coach Party are one of those bands who are going to keep getting better and better - their ambition is to play the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.
If they keep producing and improving as they have been, then it's inevitable that their dream will come true. I hope I'm there to see it.
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