According to ‘tha kidz’, an enabler is someone who encourages another’s bad habits. That adds the right amount of relationship angst to this fearsome, feedbacky torrent of melodic noise-pop, like the screamiest but poppiest moments of My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth.
This was a standout of the recent Expect Delays album and is just as memorable on a standalone single – if you like to match your lipstick to your vinyl, hot cherry pink is the one for this. On ‘(You Sound Like) An American’, Katherine Whittaker is at her most impressively disdainful-sounding while her band experiment with spooky backgrounds and myriad guitars parts. This is a band with a future.