- 03 Jun 21
'Ellis Dee' is taken from the Cork outfit's latest EP, Here Comes The Scum.
Irish psychedelic punk band The Love Buzz have shared their new EP, Here Comes The Scum, and Hot Press can't get enough of it.
The emerging group consists of Kieran Hurley on guitar and vocals, Aidan Lynch on bass and Henry Love on drums.
Featuring tracks 'Sainsburys', 'Harp', 'Ellis Dee', '10 Spots' and the title track; Here Comes The Scum builds heavily on the trio's 2019 debut EP Candy Flip.
Sharing their name with the first song Nirvana officially released - a cover of a Shocking Blue single - The Love Buzz have plenty of future plans (and hopefully future tours) up their sleeves.
Blending elements of alternative, indie and punk rock, the EP's most recent single 'Harp' is "a reflection on the freedoms and the isolation that comes with being part of the currently depleting music industry."
On the origins of lead track ‘Sainsburys’, Hurley said: "It’s a tale of romance, jealousy and violence. The dangerous mentality of young lads is something you can miss in Ireland but it’s ever prevalent in British culture, a fish out of water story with a happy ending".
The outfit are heavily inspired by the likes of Pixies, The Flaming Lips, Fontaines D.C. and Elvis Costello - but The Love Buzz's sound is distinctively unique, matched with raw songwriting skills.
'Ellis Dee', is full of explosive drum beats and irresistible guitar riffs, paired with a uniquely '80s soundscape. Punching out lyrics inspired, presumably, by psychedelics - having seen the end of the world - the addictive track will have you itching for more.
It'll transport you back in time, with its frenetic, swirling energy. Now here's a tune that needs to be heard at one of the Love Buzz's epic live shows...
Listen to 'Ellis Dee' below: