Straying away from the Country sound, this time we head over to the UK where we find our next two acts. Grand Pricks and Polarnecks have decided to team up for an energetic record that takes us back to good ole days of late 90s/early 00s where awesome bands like Brand New and Dinosaur Jr. used to lead the charts with their respective loud, grungy sound.
On the respective songs featured on this record, the band comments:
‘En Fliqué’ deals with the modern cycle of compulsive technology use and the corresponding sense of self-curation and increased anxiety it fosters.
‘Don’t Vote’ is a reactionary protest song to the institutionalised nepotism displayed by the current British Government.
‘Pretty’ is a song about social anxieties getting in the way of self-improvement, wanting to take risks and make bold choices in life but being held back by insecurity.
‘Dogs’ is about the realisation that only so much good can come out of analysing your issues. After a certain point it becomes unhelpful to dwell on problems – this dwelling can become a problem in itself. The chorus therefore likens personal issues to ‘sleeping dogs’, that are ‘best not disturbed’.
Hailing from Glasgow, UK, the two groups have played a number of shows together and share appreciation for 90s alt rock and the DIY ethos.
While Grand Pricks take influence from acts such as Weezer, Gang of Four and Teenage Fanclub, grungier outfit Polarnecks distill raw millennial angst into three minute noise pop gems, reminiscent of Dinosaur jr.