Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ragweed - "Rust Box"

When I first see a band is named Ragweed, I immediately assume they're going to be one of the more pop-minded bands to come out of the current neo-folk movement, maybe a new Of Monsters and Men or The Lumineers. Surprisingly, Ragweed out of Brighton, UK doesn't fit into that category at all. Instead, their new single "Rust Box" is pure messy, scrappy early 90s era grungey punk. The immediate comparison to make is Nevermind era Nirvana, but it's a bit too polished for that. It's closer to the bands that immediately popped up in Nirvana's wake, so it's more poppy than Nirvana but not as packaged as Bush or Our Lady Peace. I probably would have hated this in 1994, but 20 years later it feels oddly comfortable.

You can watch the video for "Rust Box" below. The single will be officially released on November 4th via Milky Bomb Records. For more info on Ragweed, check them out on Facebook or Twitter.

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