Oxford-based, Anglo-American power-pop trio, Rainbow Reservoir, first came to our attention with their 2016 EP, Coco Sleeps Around, which came out on Odd Box Records. The well-received release saw the band play a number of dates around the UK including shows at the Leicester Indiepop all-dayer and Indietracks. The band are today announcing their return, early next year, with the release of their debut LP, Channel Hanna, and today we’re sharing the first track from it, Fuzzy.
Two songs in one, Fuzzy starts as a twinkling duet for piano and saxophone, the sweet child-like vocal recalling Globelamp’s Elizabeth Le Fey. After the intro, the track bursts into life as a slice of loved up fuzz-rock; walls of over-driven electric guitars, clattering drum beats, and half-yelled vocals. As the whole thing builds to a crescendo of discordant feedback, it threatens to collapse entirely before pulling it back together for one last run through of the catchier-than-a-cold chorus. With its accompanying sock-puppet video, Rainbow Reservoir make us feel suitably fuzzy, and when their debut album drops next year, we’re sure we won’t be the only ones.