If you’re going to reference something as iconic as Riverdale and include The Pussycats (played by Potty Mouth) for added pop culture goodness, you’ve got to be sure that both the song and video hit the spot. Something Else by Tancred does that with style.
Just as the video riffs on the hyper-stylised world of Archie and his friends – but with a fun twist – the song comes across as an arch but earnest love song with attitude – part Pixies, part Courtney Love as it takes raw passion and puts it, and you, through an emotional blender.
There’s still a sense of those emotions being kept in check, bubbling under the surface, a veneer of angst covering deeper feelings; a quality that also comes through in the punchy drums and blurred guitars.
Something Else features on Tancred’s current album Nightstand which is out now via Hand In Hive in the UK and Polyvinyl Record Co. in the rest of the world. It’s available in both digital and physical formats.
Tancred is touring with The Joy Formidable in October and Kississppi in November – check out the official Tancred Facebook page for more details.
Photo by Shervin Lainez