Slyd - !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

from the single Slyd (2013)

There is nothing better than unexpectedly stumbling across a band that puts on a great show.

Tonight, I was with a group of folks cruising around SXSW in Austin.  We were initially trying to hit a Flaming Lips show, but the lines were too long.  So we flagged down this cool chick named Melissa in an electric golf cart and she drove us over to Clive Bar on Rainey Street.  It is a pretty cool road, lined with old houses turned into night clubs.

We entered into the party music of !!! (Chk Chk Chk).  Their lead singer was bouncing around, playing Master of Ceremonies for this dance vibe.  Someone in our group aid they had the Manchester sound of bands like Happy Mondays.  I would add that their guitar player was laying down funky guitar lines that reminded me of Talking Heads from the Fear Of Music era.  Fantastic stuff.

People were dancing and celebrating the moment.  Most in our group agreed that this was the highlight of the day.  I haven't felt so good digging a band in ages.

After the set, we hit a few other bars, before calling Melissa for the golf cart ride back to our hotel.  I got in and searched this band, who I was previously unfamiliar with, and downloaded their new single Slyd.  It is one of the songs from their set.  I enjoy it.  Hope you do too.

Click Here to listen to Slyd.


  1. Good stuff! Interesting you reference talking heads as Crossed Eyed and Painless came up in my shuffle in the car last night and it still sounds remarkably lush and textured and funky some 30 years later.


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