Monday, November 27, 2023

Argonaut - "The Vulnerables"

According to their press release, Argonaut "... are a London indie band with a love for DIY fuzzy pop and wonky analog synths." Their latest single, "The Vulnerables," is a joyful pop song that would have fit right at home with the music of the mid 90's. It's not quite standard Britpop, but lives more in the middle of the Britpop bands of the day and the American alt-power pop that existed at the same time. I'm hearing a blend of Elastica, Sleeper, The Rentals, and Fountains of Wayne. It's an undeniably charming and compelling song that is going to suck you in, whether you want it to or not.

Nathan of Argonaut explains the band's current writing process:

At band practices we each write song titles on slips of paper & put them in the hat. One is then picked at random. We jam around that title & see what alchemy occurs. Most times the magic flows & the combined band chemistry creates something we are really pleased with.”

You can watch the video for "The Vulnerables" below. The single is available now via Criminal Records, and is part of the open ended album Songs from the Black Hat. For more on Argonaut, check out the band on Facebook and Instagram.

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