The hottest days of summer are upon us here in Atlanta, and there seems to be little relief from the oppressive sun and humidity. Ice cold beverages offer some relief, but the only thing that truly distracts me from the uncomfortable reality of spiked mercury and sweat soaked shirts is a true indie-pop gem like Shrag’s ‘Rabbit Kids’.
I’m afraid I missed the boat on this Brighton five-piece when their record dropped last spring, but I’ve since corrected that terrible oversight and this jam has been in heavy rotation. The pounding drums, a snarling yet melodic bass line, and a wash of noisy guitar set up the rather dreamy voice of Helen King. Catchy, propulsive, and with a seemingly endless supply of hooks crammed into three minutes, ‘Rabbit Kids’ is as close to refreshment as it gets when the going gets hot.
Shrag released their sophomore album, ‘Life! Death! Prizes!’ last fall on the Where It’s At Is Where You Are record label.
Shrag – Rabbit Kids