Meet The Orwells, five seventeen/eighteen year olds from the suburbs of Chicago who self-released their first album, Remember When, while in high school. The Chi-town teen rockers have been relentlessly touring and have just put out an EP dubbed Other Voices with the help of producer Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio).
The boys are fixing to release another EP, Who Needs You, on September 10th via Canvas Back/East End. The title track, also produced by Dave Sitek, is a melodic, catchy romper-stomper whose lead melody will fester in your brain. The guitars sound bratty as ever — just as obnoxious, fuzzy, and bright as being eighteen. Static Age-era Misfits comes to mind, more specifically “Hybrid Moments,” with all of the fifties pop glory, except the ghouls and demons are substituted by youthful enthusiasm and energy. If you don’t find yourself bobbing your head at the very least, then I don’t think there is any hope for your soul.
Rock ‘n’ Roll is making a comeback. Fourteen year old me is very happy, while twenty-four year old me is stoked beyond belief. Stream “Who Needs You” below.
DOWNLOAD: The Orwells – “Who Needs You”