There is nothing quite as sick as a killer power-pop song. There's something about a badass riff coupled with a killer vocal melody that will keep you coming back and back and back. I guess it's no wonder people fuck with bands like Dinosaur Jr and The Replacements so heavy.
Dublin band The #1s are definitely power pop too, but more fall in line with bands like The Exploding Hearts or Buzzcocks; they're punk-inflected, uber-catchy and totally repeatable. Their song "heartsmash"? Fuck, it rules. Stream that song from their self-titled debut LP below, and look for it via Deranged on August 5th.
THE #1S LIVE DATES
June 24th - The Lughole, Sheffield
June 25th - The Crescent, Manchester
June 26th - The Stags Head, London
June 29th - Pop Records, Sunderland
June 30th - The 13th Note, Glasgow
July 1st - Temple of Boom, Leeds
July 2nd - Scorpios Bar, High Wycombe
July 3rd - The Prince Albert, Brighton
July 4th - Power Lunches, London