Something For The Weekend? Three From Old Bad Habits

This week’s pack of three comes from Old Bad Habits which is a record label from Greece that specialises in vinyl singles. Based close to Athens their early releases were in an indiepop vein with released from The Flatmates, Stars On Fire and Arrest! Charlie Tipper. Since then I have noticed the label has expanded and recent releases have been post-punk influenced. Here are three forthcoming releases from the label.

Crabber – Greek Wine

I have mentioned Hamburg’s power poppers Crabber previously. Greek Wine is the title track of a new three track single that is due to be released on 02 May 2022. One of those tracks is a cover of Ed Ball’s Controversial Girlfriend. The track it’s self is a fine punky influenced pop song with some guitar noise and some harmonious vocals. Pre-order from here.

Red Light – New Wave

Peloponnesian band Red Light, no doubt an OMD influenced name, existed between 2005 and 2010. The label are releasing a 10″ vinyl mini EP entitled First Coming which collates some of the band’s output. New Wave is very Mancunian influenced. A quick listen will give you some ideas on who I mean. First Coming will be released on April 25 2022 and can be pre-ordered from here.

The Hermitts – Tables Turned

The Hermitts is the project of Matt Hicks, once of the brilliant fuzzy/noise pop trio Horowitz. Tables Turned is taken from the forthcoming Weight Of The World EP and I can certainly hear the JAMC sounding vibes the label mentioned. Hopefully we get to hear some fuzz on the EP which is out on May 06 2022. Pre-order from here.

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