“TKO” is the new single from Philadelphia-based Puppy Angst available digitally on Fire Talk imprint Open Tab. Touring around SXSW as well as becoming a staple on the Philly DIY circuit, the band’s blend of gothic power pop and saccharine melodies have carved out a name for themselves. The new track sees singer Alyssa Milman reaching for empowerment, captured through a perfectly feisty mix flirting between yearning and self-resignation.
The song is really punchy and fun for summer, with a nice amount of haze and fuzz; it’s like shoegaze meets power pop!“
I have been registering Puppy Angst for a while on social media (Twitter mostly) and I have liked their previous music. I am glad this new track landed in my submissions because I would have overlooked it in the oceans of new music. I have been really enjoying a lot of music coming from Philly and I still think it is the best music scene on this planet at this moment. I have been there in 2013 and I loved it there, saw there play Angel Olsen or went to a house show with Alex G. It has been vibrant ever since and produced so many great bands. I am so happy that another band is blooming from there with powerful music. I am excited about the future of this music project and I will try to cover it on this blog. Go and blast this one through the windows for the world to hear it.