Label: Third Man Records
Released: 9th September 2022
Not so sonically far off their 2019 debut album ‘Carnage Bargain’, The Paranoyds’ second release (and first on Jack White’s Third Man Records) ‘Talk Talk Talk’ is top-tier indie-punk transported right from the West Coast.
‘BWP’ opens the record as an escapist, quirky lo-fi ditty, followed by the angular, 80s punk energy of ‘Lizzie’. ‘Typing’ and ‘Over and Done’ fall more into 90s alt territory, with a The Breeders meets Veruca Salt-esque bittersweetness in delivery. Throughout the record, The Paranoyds swim between these retro sonics that feel warm and comforting, while the lyrical and production matter seem otherworldly and left-field. It’s a concoction that palpably nods to the sci-fi and sentimental subject matter of the songs.
‘Talk Talk Talk’ is a solid record from the LA Based four piece; pleasantly experimental and a well-balanced composite of carefree youth and steadfast creativity. ■ Jasleen Dhindsa