Can you spare three minutes? One hundred and seventy-five seconds of your day. I know you spent more time than that reading about explosive Cronut sickness and 40-year-old dudes that have been playing tag for twenty odd years yesterday alone.
Three-minutes. That’s all Guelph’s Esther Grey will need to convert you. In that truncated time frame, a crunchy riff, Steph Yates vocals and thumping percussion explode from your speakers and hook you in, but it’s the charisma fused into the seemingly simple arrangement of “Buttermilk” that make this song special. It’s lo-fi pop done right; a mix of slop and skill that means the fractures and charms are there for impact and enjoyment, not because they can’t be fixed.
Esther Grey will be releasing the Buttermilk 7″ this fall and the three songs show that infectious, garage pop is only one of the many styles they understand and successfully deliver. Keep an ear out folks, Esther Grey is onto something big.