At this point in January, we’re well aware that the term ‘sleigh bells’ is about as welcome as ‘Christmas turkey’, ‘pine needles’ and ‘why doesn’t the whole family sit down together and watch Vince Vaughn in the hit comedy ‘Fred Claus”? We get it: the festive period is well and truly over, and any mention of the whole shebang between now and October should be met with a wholly justified slap in the face.
Luckily, then, the Sleigh Bells we’re chattering about happen to be of the awesome dance-punk variety rather than the jingly-jangly kind which herald the arrival of Santa Claus. ‘Treats’ – the first album from this NYC noise pop duo – was undeniably one of the highlights of 2010, and February 21st will see the release of the long awaited follow-up ‘Reign Of Terror’.
In the meantime, do you want a sneak peek at the new Sleigh Bells material? Sure you do. Check out the power-pop zest of the aptly-titled ‘Comeback Kid’ above.