She's So Rad

Day 14 of the May Month of Madness Marathon for NZ Music Month comes from Auckland indie-pop chameleons She’s So Rad.

“Cool It” is from She’s So Rad album “Tango” – out this Friday and streaming here if you want a sneak preview.

The guitar solo finale is every big hair 80’s rock guitar idol fantasy. It’s very good indeed. I love that She’s So Rad are not afraid to use what may appear anachronistic features in their songs to give them a hyper-saturated cartoon exuberance that is more non-conformist genre-bending than retro-fantasy. It’s something that features across the whole album – their shoegaze guitar-pop roots confounded by synth-pop and even hip-hop influences.