Let’s keep this one simple. The Bandicoots are a four-piece indie rock band. Canada may be home, but their sound seems to takes its direction from something far more British than residency would suggest if the band’s EP is anything to go by.
It’s called This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, and if nice things are as out of reach as the name would suggest all is made up for in some more than nice tunes. Just After Dark kicks things off, where an edgy hook and swinging melodies converge with punchy lyrics for layers of vibrant sound.
For something a little more vintage, Mind Your Manors brings jangly melodies and catchy vocals together with just a little quirkiness before a mighty classy effort on No Turn on Red and the rollicking, carefree indie sounds of A Fit of A Lovesick Despair.
Beyond the music, the band has undertaken its own DIY creative efforts into the world of music videos – everything from shadows and silhouettes , making a mockery of TV and commercials from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s (including a little spoof of Happy Days) and staging a live Where’s Wally / Where’s Waldo hunt…
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