Gossip (previously known as The Gossip) were a three-piece American indie rock band formed in 1999 in Olympia, Washington.The band played a mix of post-punk revival, indie rock and dance-rock. Sadly the split in 2016, but we still love them!
Our Band pick this week is the feel good, soulful, rock, hip hop band Tank and the Bangas. You Have to check them out! Writing in The Washingtonian, Heather Rudow described the group's work as "lively fusion of funk, soul, hip hop, rock, and spoken word." Speaking to the Times-Picayune, the musicians in the group mentioned a variety of genres they identify with, including rock, folk, gospel and Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph's invention "Soulful Disney". In addition to Disney, the group has also mentioned anime as influence on the group's "childlike" and "magical" sensibility, in Ball's words. In the Financial Times, Joshua David Stein said, "Tank and the Bangas don’t conform to the jazz stereotypes trotted out in the lobbies of convention hotels or milked on Frenchman Street. It’s New Orleans but it’s New Orleans now
The band of the week is the cool, weird and fun metal group BabyMetal from Japan. A fascinating collision of kawaii J-pop and heavy metal. Check them out on iTunes, Spotify and Instagram