This week’s hottest brand new act.
KEY TRACK: Girlfriend Degree
LABEL: Suicide Squeeze
AGENT: Primary Talent International
WHO: The Paranoyds grew from the friendship of singing keyboard player Laila Hashemi and guitarist Lexi Funston, who bonded over Myspace. Then, they added bassist Staz Lindes in high school and drummer David Ruiz in 2015. Things soon got serious.
WHAT: Scuffed punk songs that rock, roll and rattle in equal measure. They throw in the odd guitar freak out, too.
WHERE: The band are from Los Angeles, California.
I LIKE THE NAME…
Everybody feels paranoid sometimes, right? The group tap into the unease their name conjures too, sharp lead guitar lines sawing through lyrics that paint vivid pictures of the discomfort of modern life.
WHAT CAN I HEAR?
There are a couple of EPs (After You and Eat Their Own) to dig out, but The Paranoyds’ best is yet to come, in the form of debut album Carnage Bargain, due on Suicide Squeeze on September 13.
BUT I CAN’T WAIT…
Thankfully, there’s a wicked video for new single Girlfriend Degree available now, so get involved.