It’s a long time since a band came to our attention pushing equal parts attitude, musicianship, big choruses and a simple sense of mischievous fun but DC Go-go trio RDGLDGRN wield those elements in a way that’s not just impressive but intensely compelling.
We hooked up with the band back in March for a session on Brighton Beach but their new track sees a hook up with Detroit rapper Angel Haze for the ballsy, frantic ‘Lootin in London’. Foo Fighters man Dave Grohl’s also in the mix, taking drumming duties.
“It’s more or less a football chant about the 80’s punk scene”, says band member Green, citing local DC influences like Bad Brains and Minor Threat as the inspiration for the song, the second single from their upcoming debut album, due out next month.
‘Lootin in London’, released on 12 August, got its first play earlier on Huw Stephens’ Radio 1 show and receives its online premiere on Best Fit today; listen beneath: