Sunday mornings, eh? Can’t be beat sometimes. A moment of quiet in the house, a bit of incense on the go, a pot of coffee at the ready and memories of the night prior coming into focus (some good, some bad). Often a time of discovery, this very morning it’s been the nostalgic pangs of NYC quartet Public Practice.
The initial rumblings of ‘Fate/Glory‘ had my attention instantly, its off-beat post-punk guitar howls cat-scratching at the rhythm section before hypnotising vocals took over. By the time ‘Bad Girl(s)‘ gets into its infectious call-back chorus, I was hooked. Proper good this, kid.
They’re from NYC (see the photo for evidence) and their debut EP calls to mind the likes of fellow New Yorkers Talking Heads and Blondie (the funky, disco vibes of ‘Foundation‘), the vocals very much The Pretenders and that self-titled debut of theirs. It’s proper dancy post-punk and it’s very much the soundtrack to this Sunday morning.
Fresh off from their EP release in October, they’ve just put out a new one too – The hectic ‘Slow Down‘, taken from a flexi-disc being put out on Wharf Cat Records, also featuring our favourites Flasher!