Wednesday, 21 September 2016
New Music: Introducing - Pets
Combining stadium rock riffs, a pop sensibility and a commentary on modern capitalism, newcomers Pets seem to be covering all bases with their debut single If It’s For Sale. It’s probably no surprise though, given that lead singer Sam McCarthy, who hails from Breaking More Waves own stomping ground of Portsmouth has already provided his writing skills to Norwegian pop star in the making Dagny on her monster online hit Backbeat, as well as once fronting almost made it indie band Gilkicker. Add in our modern cultural climate and voila – the product is Pets.
If It’s For Sale sounds like it means business. It’s a plugged in, chest thumping anthem that I suspect sounds best live and very loud. The band played their debut show the other day at the Camden Monarch, so as yet there’s not been much opportunity to confirm those suspicions, although Pets have just confirmed a show on the south coast at the mighty Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (tickets available here). However, If It’s For Sale is certainly a fervent statement of intent. Let's see where Pets go from here.
The song is released through NW1 records on the 26th September.
Pets - If It's For Sale (Video)