Saturday, 18 February 2017

Single: Bad Fit - In The City

Bad Fit In The City
Photo: Ciara McMullan

Bad Fit - In The City

Info: Known locally as ‘the baddest band in Belfast’, the fourpiece consists of Grace Loughrey, Danny McConaghie, Pando and Megan O’Kane. All hailing from the north coast of Northern Ireland, they came together last under the guise of “Chemical Toilet”, an Always Sunny in Philadelphia tribute act, selling out two shows in record time. Their influences sit somewhere in the middle of Alvvays, Best Coast, Weezer and C86.

With debut single 'Strong Forever', Bad Fit defined a pop rock sound that combined their diverse musical backgrounds surprisingly well: members have performed in bands including (hardcore) Lantern for a Gale, (punk) Vanilla Gloom, (pop) The Salt Flats and (rap) Bee Mick See. Their current follow up single, In The City, shows a darker side to the band, dealing with the ups and downs of dating in the digital age. The track is accompanied by a kitschy lyric video reminiscent of a classic Windows 98 screensaver.

'In The City' is a fine slice of nostalgia-filled shoegaze and rock, which sees Bad Fit hone their sound even further following debut single release 'Strong Forever'. Vocally it has the vibe you could easily find on the Drive OST. Whilst it's based on a sound from the past, thankfully the Belfast four-piece have created what is ultimately a contemporary sound, there will be no comparisons to the usual suspects such as Sonic Youth and MBV here. The new single glides with ease, and is extremely enjoyable to say the least, there are subtle mixes of post-punk, noise rock (The Breeders perhaps), and lo-fi indie, all of which augur very well for future releases from the band.

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