Band to watch: The Snides

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Source: Neil Anderson

Glam-rock Londoners, The Snides, are this month’s ‘band to watch.’ Having formed just two years ago, the band consists of Hannah Marsden on lead vocals, Ollie Hobbs on guitar, Dom Johnson on bass guitar, and Michael McDonnell on drums. They went on a short break, allowing lead singer Hannah Marsden to tour with Primal Scream, and also appear on The Jonathan Ross Show with them. However, The Snides are now back in full-force; glitter-clad in fishnets and lipstick, armed with killer lead vocals and jaunty glam-rock riffs.

They’ve certainly got an old-school CBGB vibe about them, with Hannah Marsden’s impressive vocals channeling punk-rock queen Debbie Harry. Another obvious influence would be glam-rock legends T. Rex, components of “Ride A White Swan” can definitely be heard in The Snides’ “Lipstick On” and they’ve certainly got that same wonderful pop-rock ‘catchiness’ about them. You’ll be sure to be humming “Lipstick On” for days after giving it a listen.  The Snides cleverly mix that punk-rock CBGB influence with glam-rock glitter pop and it works amazingly well, creating a memorable enigmatic sound that will be sure to leave you wanting more…

Source: self-portrait by The Snides

They have a free entry show on the 31st August at The Victoria in London, with ‘new age rock n’ roll collective’ The Paisley Daze, as support.

The Snides are currently working on writing and recording new material, which will be released in the coming months.

Listen to “Lipstick On” here:

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