The Beths - 'Whatever'

A band of jazz school graduates....playing...powerpop? What is life. It's thoroughly encouraging to see an Auckland band favour songwriting and good times over hype & 'coolness'. Not to say this band ISN'T cool. I'm just saying they have a song about Rush Hour 3. Which takes some balls!

The Beths are all about well chiseled arrangements, rockin' guitar, unrivaled BV's (now that the Everson's have left town), and an earnestness that implores even the most casual listener to listen & take heed.

Whatever is my personal favourite cut from the taut EP. But really, any track could be placed here to similar effect, as the band's very particular style permeates each track equally, well rounded & fully formed. An excellent debut.

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