By Jon Milton
BIG TUNE ALERT!
After a quiet week just gone for new single releases of note, Manchester’s The C33s kick off this one with an absolute belter. The band came on to our radar when they released their excellent Manic Depression single in 2019, and they now bring us ‘Harpurhey Hostility’, their first new tune of 2020 and its a doozy.
Harpurhey Hostility sees drummer Judy Jones take on lead vocal duties, initially giving the song a kind of B52’s ’52 Girls’ touch to the bands trademark garage punk / surf sound. As the track progresses, the bands other influences (the Cramps, Oh Sees) clearly come through, peppered with a touch of Dick Dale to give it that Tarantino feel that seems to be gaining momentum right now.
Harpurhey Hostility is fresh, cool, and full of energy. If you need something to turbo charge your day, put this on, it rocks.
Harpurhey Hostility is out now. You can listen to it here.