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George Ward
George Ward

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Nashville punk oddballs Snõõper return with ‘Powerball’, one of the shortest, weirdest and playful tracks of the year so far

When your song clocks in at just over a minute, you don’t have much time to make your mark; for Snõõper this isn’t an issue. Powerballtheir new single, is a chaotic, frenzied and characterful track that bounces straight into their tight discography. 

According to the band, they are “a band who, in a 33 ⅓ RPM world, make 45 RPM music they play at 78 RPM” and this seems as fitting a description as any. From the first thrashed guitars, the group throw you straight in there, with jagged riffs, speedy beats and sassy vocals. 

Ascending lines build the tension, call and response guitars are playful as anything and, before you know it, it’s all over and done with. With news of a debut album on the way, all we have to go on so far are these singles and their raucous live shows. 

Luckily, the band will be hitting the UK this November for the first time, with promises of “music, video art, puppetry, assemblages, and more”. They won’t be ones to miss. 

Watch/Listen to ‘Powerball’ here: