Sorry to interrupt, but we want to spend a bit more money -- your money -- before you waste it all on beer. We wouldn't bother, but we hear heart screams. Insistent, urgent, darkly swirling heart screams. No, not ours, and not yours. We are writing about Heart Screams from Wellington, New Zealand's wonderful six-piece, Tidal Rave (by the way, we are so envious that they picked this name before we could finish our three decade effort to learn instruments and write our debut single). This band has its finger on the dark garage pop pulse that makes so many Southern Hemisphere bands compelling. And with three guitars, keys, and four vocalists fronting a sturdy rhythm section they pack a wide range of emotions in a tightly performed musical package. Thrill to "FOMO" and "Leave It Alone" below, as both are representative of the album and very good songs. While not in the same style, we include the album closer because it slays us, but in a very good way.
Tidal Rave are Emmie Ellis (vocals/guitar), Esther Gedye Taylor (vocals/guitar), Kristen Paterson (vocals/guitar), Ann-Marie Keating (vocals/keys), Frank Eggleton (bass), and Scott Hakkaart (drums). Heart Screams is out now in digital and CD formats via Fishrider Records.
Bandcamp for Heart Screams