Sunday night, I caught four-piece teenaged punk band The Regrettes at The Echo. The first time I saw them – then as a two-piece – they were opening up the same venue last September for pop star turned punk rocker Kate Nash.
Sunday they proved to me they’ve become much more polished in the time since. They had a packed crowd of mostly their peers, no doubt thanks to the early 9 PM show time on a school night. They had kids moshing a bit, had some singing along to single “Hey Now!” and really impressed me with their cover of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” (watch the video here) to close their show.
One song that stood out during their set as one of the better ones is “Seashore,” which just debuted via Consequence of Sound. It reads as a diary entry from lead singer and songwriter Lydia Night.
“My music is a spectrum of every emotion that I have felt in the last year, and you can hear that when you hear the songs,” Night said in a press release issued by her publicist. “Everything that is happening in my life influences me. It’s everything from boys, to friends, to being pissed off at people, to being really sad. Just everything.”
The song rests heavily on Night’s deep vocals and a catchy guitar riff that explodes into a catchy chorus. Hearing Night sing “I’m like nobody else, so you can just go fuck yourself,” I can only imagine this will empower many girls – young and old.
LISTEN TO THE REGRETTES’ NEW SONG “SEASHORE” BELOW: