Bear with me here... if there was a way to merge the Arctic Monkeys with Red Hot Chili Peppers, you might be in the ballpark of Viva Mayday's sound. Like Alex Turner, singer Jafe and company perfectly convert his sadistic protests to anthemic screams on the catchy new single 'Monster.' Here, an otherwise perfectly catchy rock tune is turned on its head by exploring devilish thoughts while riding a dance groove.
A relatively young and stripped down three-piece, with only a couple tracks released so far (check out the equally catchy 'Bay of Pigs'), the band has already warranted several remixes, and promises a debut LP later this year.
Sweat and shout with the group tomorrow night (06.09) when they play Pianos with The Yes Way & IAmDynamite. - Mike Levine