Late last year, Sleigh Bells claimed they were nearly finished recording their new album, the follow-up to 2013’s Bitter Rivals. Having released two new songs in recent months, we’re starting to believe ’em.
Previously, Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss released what might be considered their “prettiest” song to date in November’s “Champions of Unrestricted Beauty”. Now, they’ve gone back to their noise-pop roots with “Rule Number One”.
A wicked thrasher, it sees Krauss’ high-flying hooks set against some seriously sinister guitar lines from Miller. “God only knows the hell that I’ve chose/ Ripping down stars while I stand on my toes,” Krauss wails with pure intensity, as though a black metal breakdown is not far behind.
Stream it below via Spotify. It’s also available on Apple Music.
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