Sonny Hell – “Rogue Wave”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2019 Indie Listen Stream

Brooklyn-based musician Sonny Hell has toured with the likes of Santigold and Oberhofer and has just released his debut single “Rogue Wave,” a lively surfy punk effort that calls to mind some of the work of acts like Parquet Courts with a brash punk energy that hits all the right notes.

Drawing from the inspiration of some of his favorite mid-70s and early 90s records (bands like The Clash, Blank Generation, The Cars) he offers an honest and straightforward look at “reflections on modern anxieties and depression, the realities of New York City life, the end of a romance and the end of the world.”

As he describes it:

“Rogue Wave” is a good hard look in the mirror. “You work too hard, and for what? Is the money worth it? What the fuck are you doing with your life? With that in mind, this song is meant to be the soundtrack for a long-lost 80s skate or surf video. And for the old school punk heads out there, the intro riff is an homage to “Love Comes In Spurts.”

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