Bandicoot have an attitude and an impeccable sense of theatre and drama that make their releases utterly cathartic and completely mesmerising. We premiered the video for their last single ‘Fuzzy’ – seductive with all the delicacy of a velvet coated sledgehammer – and the band has released a follow up single ‘Worried Blues’: another blast of acerbic and visceral indie rock that is dripping with a sense of hedonistic excess with a melancholic, bitter sweet aftertaste.
With reverberated, gilding vocals that go from a whisper to a roar, the song builds up to a wild unhinged crescendo with thumping piano and percussion that is brain shattering. The song batters and clatters along without restraint, pausing with a sparse spinal rhythm interlude before shaking off the straight jacket. It’s an absolute blast. Think of a meeting between the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Birthday Party and a dirty bomb in some dark, dank back alley:
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