New Alcopop! signings Snow Coats have shared ‘Pool Girl’, the first single to be taken from their forthcoming debut EP of the same name (out 11 September). The Dutch four-piece’s vocalist and guitarist Anouk va der Kamp says the song is ‘about how I reflect on myself. Some silly things and some more serious. Like my anxieties and how I can panic over the smallest things’.
Falling somewhere in the sweet spot between The Spinto Band, Real Estate and Tigers Jaw, it’s the kind of song that – in an alternative reality – would be soundtracking the festival season. Amidst a slew of upbeat melodic harmonies and a wave of nostalgia, Anouk examines her actions (‘I would say that I’m a pool girl while all my friends swim in the ocean and see the world’; ‘If I can’t be as cool as you, I’ll be the nerd’) and compares her actions to others: Where there is smoke I see fire and gasoline’.