“Cue the light wash denim jeans and tattoo chokers because Heyrocco’s new single launches us right into 90’s teenage movie nostalgia. Like these Southern sweethearts, we admittedly might not have been the coolest kids in high school—but at least we can pretend like we were while listening to some 90’s inspired rock and roll.” NYLON
After making waves at home and abroad last year, US three-piece Heyrocco, continue to win fans on both sides of the pond with their fantastic new single ‘Elsewhere’.
A perfect marriage of grungy angst and bubblegum pop, ‘Elsewhere’ boasts heavy distorted bass lines, filthy guitar tones and sing-along-a pop sensibilities in abundance. The shambolically, psychedelic video can be viewed here.
It follows their much raved about debut single ‘Virgin’, which NME claimed, “mimics the angst-ridden grunge of Nirvana, while flecks of Pavement ensure a distinctly nostalgic flavour to these guitar heroes”, and Clash stated was “set in high school, with its corrosive mixture of The Cure and Mudhoney conjuring up all manner of adolescent fury.”
Both tracks comes from the band’s highly anticipated debut album ‘Teenage Movie Soundtrack’, due out this summer via Vital Music Group, alongside a full set of UK and European tour dates
Nathan Jake Merli (Guitar and Vocals), Chris Cool (Bass, and yes, that’s real name) and Tanner ‘Taco’ Cooper (Drums) first plugged-in the amps in their parents’ garages five years ago in South Carolina and were soon touring across the United States in their shitty van.
Their first UK tour at the end of last year brought their explosive live show to a rabid audience, including a sold out show in front of 1,400 people for Club NME @ KOKO. They have also been lighting up the radio airwaves with support from Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart at Radio 1, alongside XFM & Kerrang Radio.
With their brand new single ‘Elsewhere’ and the raucous brilliance of the forthcoming ‘Teenage Movie Soundtrack’, it seems that Heyrocco’s brand of 90’s-inspired ‘Disney grunge’ is connecting with a whole new generation of fans.