Fusing dissonance, melody and odd time signatures GodNo! follow up their debut with second single ‘Hulk’, out digitally on Reckless Yes today (3 April 2020).
Sitting ‘somewhere between noise and math rock’ this one’s FFO Sonic Youth, Talking Heads, Huggy Bear, and Slint and hears Shelley Jane (Mighty Kids, Sex Jokes, Grawl!x) take the lead.
Featuring members of Cable, Grawl!x, Merrick’s Tusk, and Pet Crow the band was brought together by Pete Darrington (guitar / vocals). Best known for his melodic yet dirty basslines with angular noise rock band Cable, he was inspired by the bands on the roster at the label he co-founded Reckless Yes.
Although he set the band in motion they take a collaborative approach to songwriting and performing duties, to become something so much more than the sum of its parts and bringing together the styles and experiences of all four members.
Hulk is an ode to refusing to be subservient, a scream and a sigh at the patriarchy. With both a bubble and a scratch the track is highly melodic, while pushing at the edges of what pop music can be.
The track follows on from Unholy Water which the band released in February, and further releases are planned throughout the year. Make sure you’re following the band on social media for latest news.