Monday, May 20, 2024

Robber Robber - "Backup Plan"

Photo by Connor Turque

We've only heard one other song from Robber Robber, and already the Vermont band have surprised us with a second single. "Backup Plan" still has that 90's indie rock inspired sound that we loved with "Sea or Water," but there's almost a dance element with the new song. It starts off with a beat that sounds like a cross between an electronic dance beat and a more industrial sound. (And by industrial we mean like a factory and not the genre industrial.) And then the indie rock guitars come in, sounding slightly and gloriously off-tune. While many artists inspired by 90's indie rock mimic the style, Robber Robber and pushing it forward into new territories.

Nina Cates (vocals and rhythm guitar) says of the band's new single:

“I wrote ‘Backup Plan’ while I was helping a friend through a sticky relationship moment and was reflecting a lot on when it’s worth putting in the effort and when it’s best to call it. The song explores the feeling of unease that arises when you know there's something unaddressed, yet you're unsure if it's worth stirring things up. I find this relevant in close friendships as well as relationships.”

You can watch the video for "Backup Plan" below. Wild Guess is due out July 26, and is available for pre-order over at Bandcamp. For more on Robber Robber, check out the band on Instagram.

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