I don’t know about anyone else but when I listen to a song that I really like, and when I say really like I mean obsess over, I immediately envisage myself to be playing it on stage with hundreds of adoring fans appreciating my genius. I can’t help it, I have an egotistical streak. Hiss Golden Messenger are just the kind of band I would have wanted to be in growing up. Tight instrumentation rife with guitar interplay, a laconic “no fucks” attitude and a laid back vocal delivery that says “No I don’t sound like Brandon Flowers because I smoke too much and I’m just too cool.”
Hiss Golden Messenger’s new album is out on the 9th of September on Merge Records and trust me you just need to get hold of it because they’re one of the most exciting bands making stuff at the moment and even the NME liked it which means it’s either genius or a Libertines side-project and there’s no Pete Doherty even near it.
Get it here.