Nobody wants to be derivative. We can imagine the last thing She’s So Rad want to hear after you hit play on “Levels” is “Oh, this sounds like Phoenix.” While a comparison to Thomas Mars and co. wouldn’t be wrong, there’s more to consider here. These up-and-coming New Zealanders take cues from said French indie-pop pioneers while also adding a bedroom dream-pop edge that makes their sound infectious, personal and, most importantly, their own. Give “Levels” a listen below and you’ll see what we mean.
STREAM: She’s So Rad – “Levels”