Los Angeles duo Broken Baby operates from within an angular post-punk atmosphere, one filled with confrontation and politically-tinged insight. Their work can be ecstatic and buoyant, but it's also laced with a venomous awareness of personal transgression and consequence. Channeling this fury and momentum into a lacerating live experience, the band has quickly become one of LA's go-to groups for tumultuous concert euphoria. On the heels of their 2017 debut EP (which was written and recorded in a whirlwind 2 weeks), members Amber Bollinger and Alex Dezen are currently gearing up for the release of their first full-length album which is due out Sept. 21 via Palo Santo.
On their latest single, "Hello from the Other Side of Hell No," the band stomps and clangs around the studio, mashing odd percussive elements with Bollinger's compelling vocal swagger. Occasionally astringent but bathed in a catchy tide of swirling melodies and thudding rhythms, the song courts both their post-punk and pop tendencies to create a vicious and euphoric atmosphere. It perfectly balances their natural punk attitude with something a bit more inviting, although it's no less piercing in its execution. The track blends and rearranges a handful of different influences into a clattering roar of combustible rock and pop instincts.