Bristol-based songwriter SLONK - aka Joe Sherrin - is releasing a new three-track EP on 7” via the city’s Breakfast Records next January, and its first track ‘Holidays’ is our Neu Pick for today.
Full of youthful exuberance and with an undeniable spring in its step, ‘Holidays’ is power-pop with an emphasis on the power; when the singer’s voice rises as the track coasts into its chorus, and stabs of violin back him up, it becomes truly anthemic, and indebted to the baggy sounds of the ’90s, with just as much swagger and confidence.
Speaking of the track, Joe says: ”People feel fine quite often. I’ve started to feel fine quite often and ‘Holidays’ is about this feeling. It uses a scenario where I am being berated by my potential, successful future selves for being too complacent, for settling for what is only adequate.”
The ‘Holidays’ 7” is out 25th January via Breakfast Records - pre-order it here and listen to the title track, today’s Neu Pick, below.