Released November 13, 2014

By Rose Morris


Hamilton, Ontario based alt-rock group The Bandicoots have won me over with their newest single Just After Dark. This fast-paced song has a Brit-pop feel reminiscent of early Arctic Monkeys stuff, but with a slightly harder edge. Lead singer Justin Ross’s excellent vocals maintain a garage-band roughness that is hard to resist when coupled with the band’s carefully constructed lyrics. The lyrics seem to fall out of Ross's mouth and stumble into each other deliciously.

Just After Dark is held together with heavy drums and a throbbing bassline that lends just the right amount of polish without toning down the rocker-cool grittiness that gives this song its charm.

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