Mental blocks are inevitable, or if you’re me, they occur at least once per hourdayweek. Music, of course, is my way of coping. And ooh wee, have I been waiting for Banks to release something this good to spark some sort of creative inspiration.
What else can I say about SPEAK other than the fact that they rock my socks and limbs off? These synth-pop Austinites have got that insanely infectious modern ’80s sound that will make anyone with a right mind groove all night and then some.
I had the awesome pleasure of seeing Austin based synth-pop-rock quartet SPEAK perform last Sunday for their residency at Bootleg Bar. I’m an automatic fan of any band that’s armed with in-your-face synthage, effortless falsettos, and face-melting guitar melodies.