Snarls are the band I need this month. Probably even the band I need this year. With ‘Walk In The Woods’, the Ohio four-piece bring a slice of sunshine to a dreary January day. Jangly indie with a shimmery, Best Coast vibe, it blends sugary-sweet harmonies with poppy guitar hooks.
That said, the song isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. It’s about longing and trying to move on from someone you can’t quite quit. When the band sing about feeling helpless and stuck, there’s a real melancholy. But it’s a sadness that kinda washes over you while you’re simultaneously shimmying in your seat. Think the Bangles or the Primitives, if you’re not sure what I mean.
As you can probably guess, I’m a big fan of this. It’s accomplished, addictive, and stupid amounts of fun. In just a couple of months, the band release their first album, Burst. And I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.
Snarls’ debut album, Burst, is out 6th March on Take It To Heart Records.
Photo Credit: Brian Kaiser