Hockeysmith are a girl only duo consisting of two sisters, Annie and Georgie from Cornwall.
Towards the end of last year, the duo had self released their first AA side ‘Now I Want To’ / ‘Let’s Bang’, earning the pair attention from many outlets. Most notably they gained the chance to work with Davy Evans (the brilliance behind The xx’s Coexist artwork), who directed their video for the new track, But Blood.
But Blood begins with the atmosphere of a garage with machinery being used all over, then greeted with painful guitar shrieks reminiscent of Savages distraught masterpiece Silence Yourself. Despite the slightly high vocals, the presence of The Kills Alison Mosshart can be felt strongly here; The Kills’ Midnight Boom era is a strong influence, leaning more towards U R A Fever initial; moving to more Heavy Rock/Punk influences later on from the likes of Iceage and Mankind, with a clash of The Joy Formidable and even some Warpaint.
The 16 bit vocal style of micro-pauses between words is an intriguing attribute; and when blended together with the tracks rugged electronics, and jumping basses, the overall finish is phonetically pleasing as well as visually pleasing when pieced together with the fluidity of the liquid video.
The bands debut EP, ‘But Blood’ is out via Double Denim Records sometime in May, but I’d get pre-ordering now!
A thank you to Noam Klar for suggesting the band as well.
- What can I expect?
New-Wave Pop music that’s going to rock your soul.
- When will they release new stuff?
Their debut EP is expected sometime in May
- Where can I find their music?
Via their soundcloud or see them live as they’re currently doing some touring.
- Will I like them?
If you’re a fan of: Honeyblood/Sister Crayon/Savages (Not because they’re all female groups)