hans pucket 2016

Back in August 2015 PopLib introduced the excellent “Stranger” single from Wellington trio Hans Pucket. Here’s the prog-psych pop of “Illest” from their EP “Jalapeno”

As with the wonderful “Stranger” (which is also included on the EP) “Illest” is adventurous crafted pop with clever twists and turns. There’s still a little bit of Super Furry Animals in this tune and it should also appeal to fans of “Forever Dolphin Love” era Connan Mockasin, with its noodly psych guitar explorations and rolling tumbling drums.

If you get a chance to see Hans Pucket play live I can highly recommend their live show too. They are a perfectly balanced trio where each member is contributing something distinct to the song and weaving it all together into something that sounds much more intricate and layered than 3 people/ instruments on a stage.