Ten years ago, L.A. quintet Grouplove burst on to the scene with a batch of giddy indie-rock songs and an ecstatic live show to match. Propelled at first by their early hits “Tongue Tied” and “Colours,” they were a go-to band for a good time. Over three albums and a decade of tours and festival appearances, they stayed that way.
If Grouplove’s catalog is strewn with radio candy, the quintet’s new single “Deleter” is hard candy. The band’s first new music since their “Little Mess” EP in 2017, the song is a sign of the times, an agitated rocker that, while good for the dancefloor, takes some well-aimed swipes at pervasive political and societal ills. Have Grouplove’s guitars ever sounded so ticked off? Not often.
The tune heralds the fourth album from the band of Hannah Hooper, Christian Zucconi, Andrew Wessen, Daniel Gleason and Benjamin Homola. It’s due later this year.
||| Stream: “Deleter”
||| Also: Watch director Christopher Blauvelt’s video for the song
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