The Beths CDDay 3 of NZ Music Month is a fizzing blast of angry frenetic guitar pop from Auckland power-pop guitar band The Beths, in the form of “Idea/Intent”:

PopLib first featured The Beths’ “Whatever” a few weeks ago – the opening track from their excellent 5 song “Warm Blood” EP.

The lyrical theme on “Idea/ Intent” here is “communication is hell” and the song captures the frustration of people talking at and past each other; “the bitter war where nobody won.”

Don’t know if anyone else remembers the excellent Madder Rose in the 1990s. The Beths here sound like a harder-edged variation on that stirring melodic guitar rock template. Looking forward to hearing more from them.