You know that feeling when you hear a song for the first time, and the band performing appears before you practically fully formed, as if they've always been around? That's the vibe coming from Public Practice with their stunning single, "Compromised," out now on Wharf Cat Records.
The NYC four-piece is actually a mash-up of two former outfits, post-punk band, Wall, and indie-pop group, Beverley, and they have been grafting away for the past couple of years now. Their ethos is to "reanimate the spirit of late '70s New York," and describe their sound as, "no wave meets funk and dark disco."
Yet, theirs isn't a sound that simply pays tribute to all that has gone before them. Armed to the teeth with catchy hooks, sharp guitar lines and a killer chorus, it's packed with self-aware confidence that the band clearly relish. "Compromised" is their most fully-formed release to date, grabbing your attention from the off and refusing to let up. It's taken from the bands debut LP, Gentle Touch, which is also out now.