Recalling the likes of Guided by Voices, Weezer and Pavement, Brighton via Manchester resident Record/Start has the art of slackerpop down to a tee. Debut single ‘Followay’ is an energetic three minutes that will appeal to the inner indie kid in all of us. Pulsating, full of life and packing a real punch, it hints at great things to come from this one-man band.
As well as the American bands listed above, there’s also a hearty love for some of the UK’s most eccentric bands shining through – Hefner, Los Campesinos!, early Blur and Super Furry Animals could all be touchpoints. That this is only the first song off a number of planned EPs planned this year is cause for celebration. Let’s hope no one presses the pause button.