San Diego-based foursome, CHAMP, are preparing the release of their debut self-titled album due out February 18th on cassette and digital formats via Fleeting Youth Records. Below is the first single, Burnt Alive.
In the same vein as Cali counterparts Wavves and FIDLAR, San Diego-based foursome Champ play a punchy form of garage rock that’s rooted in punk and 90s alternative rather than psych, power pop, and blues. On their debut self-titled album, the quartet build a distinct sound fusing moody punk with experimental effects, noisy guitars, and ear worm melodies. This stellar unveiling spotlights one of the most exciting new bands on the come up unafraid to represent dejected youth and the darker side of sunny California.
The first single, Burnt Alive, showcases the band’s best assets: shapeshifting arrangements, fuzz-blown guitars, hazy layered vocals, and edgy effects. Lead singer Joel Williams croons in his signature stoned and jaded tone about day to day routine tedium and people complaining about nothing.