It's not often that Clash will hear something absolutely, completely unique, but yet also resolutely, utterly pop.
Scandinavian group Dammit I'm Mad might just have nailed that mixture, though, with their noise-laden avant pop seemingly beamed in from another dimension.
The band's self-titled debut album drops on October 19th, and new single 'Atomic Spectroscopy' is a wholly unique melodic sugar rush.
Condensed into two and a half minutes - or perhaps less, our stopwatch isn't 100% accurate - it's a dash 'n' run, jump 'n' hide blast of child-like curiosity.
Ideas billow past, with Dammit I'm Mad fusing Beefheart guitars with analogue synths straight out of early 80s Miami.
Dammit I'm Mad explain: "'Atomic Spectroscopy' was built around a guitar riff that goes through a lot of weird time signatures, but we started to look at it as just quarter notes. From there Christian played completely random drum sounds, but in time, and then we sprinkled some randomized electronic drums on top of that, resulting in a pretty wild beat."
"For the vocals we used our own voices mixed with a synth sound. Japanese speaking people might hear some badly Google-translated Haiku lyrics in there."
Tune in now.
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