Next up on Faux Discx is Teardrop Factory’s debut 7” – the Topshop EP. As well as being an awesome bunch of people, Teardrop Factory are a messy indie rock band from Brighton, UK that play fractured pop music with a fondness for grit and distortion.
Both sickly and sweet, the echoes of Guided By Voices, Sonic Youth and Jesus & Mary Chain can be heard in their perfectly formed 3-minute pop songs. Like their peers before them they strike the balance between satisfying hooks and head-spinning dissonance. There is fuzz and reverb but most importantly there are songs that will lodge themselves, stubbornly, in your head.
The four songs contained within concisely showcase Teardrop Factory’s deft knack for penning an earworm, whether it’s in a Pixies-esque ripper like ‘Stolen Skull’ and ‘Topshop’ or through the kaleidoscopic pop of ‘Better Company’ and ‘Vanity Unfair’.
The Topshop EP is available from May 27, 2013 on a run of 300 hand-numbered 7”s (marking the beginning of Faux Discx’s new MONOTONE 7” series) and digital download via all the usual outlets. Check out ‘Vanity Unfair’ below and pre-order the 7″ or digital EP from our bandcamp.