One of the best things that can happen when you’re combing through troves of music to feature on a blog like this is to come across a new and incredibly talented band, especially one whose music is untouched by the hands of the industry. No management, no publicity, no chorus of voices to taint the obviously precocious songwriting/recording ability of the nascent band. This week I came across French upstart The Snooze, whose talent is present, but whose presence isn’t.
For classification purposes, the Snooze can be blanketed under the now meta-genre of indie rock. And like most who fall under the term, their style is anything but beholden to simple categorization. Their sound is fun, it’s slightly off kilter, and most importantly, it’s catchy. From the front-woman’s understated delivery to the rhythm guitar, each element works with and weaves into the others forming a cogent song. Thinking about how to frame them in a musically way, I settled upon this equation:
(Blonde Redhead – Shoegaze) + (Nurses(surf rock idiosyncracy?)) = The Snooze
But of course, the music itself has more to say than I do.