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Switzerland's Malummi has one of the more unique sounds to their music out there. Their new single, "There is No Thing," is described as "... blending grunge elements with punk-rock," but that barely describes it at all. Sure, there are some punk tuned guitars in "There is No Thing" that are reminiscent of Sonic Youth, but in a very non-punk or grunge move, the vocals are the focus of the song with the instrumentation being in the background. The vocals have a very pop quality to them, but not in a bubblegrunge way. Malummi has crafted a song that combines modern day indie pop with grunge, which doesn't sound truly possible, they they did it somehow. There's an oddly hypnotic quality to the song, and even if a pop version of grunge doesn't sound like your kind of thing, you're going to want to check this one out.