Punching Peaches – Wristwitch
Post-Punk never sounded so good! This new Galwegian band has kicked off their career in true punk fashion.
Punching Peaches are a brand new, post-punk/experimental band from Galway. They burst out of the starting gate with their debut single ‘Wristwitch’.
Punching Peaches began as a chance encounter between front-man Conor King, guitarist Jack Sinnot and drummer Naoise Jordan Cavanagh. They formed the band in a Galway basement and have written, performed, and produced their single entirely by themselves. If that doesn’t scream post-punk, what does?
‘Wristwitch’ is the type of song that really creates an atmosphere. When listening to its chord progression, visualisations of a smokey room full of chilled-out people on a summer’s day. Post-punk/experimental is the perfect way to describe these lads and their creativity. The tune is a lo-fi, guitar chord-based song, just like some of the best punk songs out there, but with some beautiful experimentation peppered in.
Much like a modern David Bowie, King rambles and lets his voice drag a little. It doesn’t seem to follow any rules, in true punk fashion.
The trio drive their strengths forward, putting drums and bass at more of a forefront than would usually be heard. The bass is thick and runs smoothly, perfect for a punk band. Some subtle acoustic and ambient sounds can be heard too, really pushing the experimentation. It screams 90’s rock but launches it into the ’20s.
In terms of experimentation, the singing has the most unique flair. Much like a modern David Bowie, King rambles and lets his voice drag a little. It doesn’t seem to follow any rules, in true punk fashion. The end phrase of the song shows a vocal performance that seems to go beyond the notes within the scale. Why? Because it breaks the rules and sounds cool while doing it.
‘Wristwitch’ is a song with a bopping chord progression, some interesting stops, a thick bassline, and driving drums, perfect for the summer of 2021. Fans of this genre need to put Punching Peaches on their watchlist.