Released back in March, the Throwing Up EP is a highly combustible affair. Don’t allow the vomit reference deter your interest, the album is actually a wonderful ode to the late 70’s modern rock/punk movement with a well-rounded appreciation for the Beach Boys. Hailing from Sheffield, England, Best Friends capture a vibrant convergence of these two eras.
It’s no wonder that “Break My Neck” goes hard for a classic 60’s pop jaunt and “Wasting Time” is peppered with distorted guitars that squeal and squirm with a Ramones-like intensity. The dynamics at play stray outside tried and true methods to help engage listeners in a playful noise pop junction.
Best Friends remind me that three chords, snarly vocals, and a cascade of melody are all that’s needed to sustain life.