KEY TRACK: How Did This Happen!?
LABEL: What’s Yr Rupture?
WHO: Brooklyn punks led by singing guitarist Ben Hozie and vocalist Nikki Belfiglio. Bassist Heather Elle, guitarist Madison Velding-Vandam and drummer Montana Simone complete the line-up.
WHAT: Taut grooves, sharp guitars and mouthfuls of witty, bile-filled lyrics (“It’s the world now, don’t discriminate/Everyone is equally a master and a slave/How did this happen?”)
WHERE: Brooklyn, New York.
ANOTHER HOT BROOKLYN BAND, THEN…
If you believe the hype, this lot are hotter than the sun. NME called Bodega “the best band at SXSW 2018”, while DIY went for “very good indeed” in a review of How Did This Happen!?.
SO, WHAT’S THEIR STORY?
This self-described “art rock unit” started life as Bodega Bay, and rose to prominence after losing the suffix. Parquet Courts guitarist Austin Brown produced their upcoming debut, too.
ANY UK GIGS COMING UP?
Bodega play The Great Escape in May, when they also call at The Social in London. Get down early.