EDITOR’S NOTE: This series of posts reflects back on some of the best material to be released over the past few weeks. Each post with this heading is a part of this series. After this series has concluded regular coverage will resume.
Every now and then, a relatively unknown band will emerge with a song that makes a whole lot of people sit up and take notice. Splashh’s “Rings” is definitely one of those songs, a taut basement pop number that swings from hard-charging, lo-fi punk to expansive, impressively orchestrated psych-pop on a dime. The former constitutes the verses while the latter transforms the chorus section into a genuine standout moment.
Either would work to an exhilarating degree on their own but in finding a way to fuse them into a successful marriage, Splashh reveal a mixture of ambition, maturity, and fearlessness that can be hard to find. In three and a half minutes, the quartet re-enforces their singular identity and execute complex ideas with a startling amount of confidence and conviction. If this is a decent indication of what we can expect from Splashh’s forthcoming Waiting A Lifetime, expect to be hearing a lot more about that record as the year winds to a close.
Listen to “Rings” below and keep an eye on this site for more updates on Waiting A Lifetime.