New wave punk up-and-comers Talk Show are entering 2020 snarlier than ever. Their first single of the year "Banshee", is an energised example of seething post-punk, projecting their poignant guitar lines to the forefront of the UK scene. With their daring sonic intentions and with the ferocity of their successful London counterparts, "Banshee" offers a sense of risk - the calm before the storm, if you will - ahead of their debut EP release.
Sliced with gothic inflections, the single is a menacing introduction to those who are yet to discover the visceral band. Fiercely snarling lyrics over a spout of heavy melancholia, there's a stirring feeling of raw emotion, a true telling of a "frustrated lovelorn tale".
Explaining the release, lead vocalist and guitarist Harrison Swann says: "We didn't want Banshee to feel depressing or hopeless, more heartfelt and ardent. I wanted the lyrics and song to progress through a relationship which brings no resolution, nor closure for the protagonist."
Talk Show's debut EP These People drops on March 27th.