Total Rubbish | photo by Caro Ramirez | courtesy of the artist
Total Rubbish shoots for the stars on debut single “Honey Ryder”
New Philly trio Total Rubbish have arrived with an exquisite psych rock debut single called “Honey Ryder.”
Emerging from musical and personal roots in Chicago and California, bandmates Cass Nguyen (lead vocals and guitar), Bre Steineldt (bass), and Kiki Schiller (drums) make fuzzed-out, heavy, and infectious pop in the spirit of Lush, Garbage, Dandy Warhols, and early Oasis (I could imaging them doing a sick cover of “Columbia”). They also cite Veruca Salt and The Velvet Underground as sources of inspo, as well as “disappointing relationships, [and] odd-end jobs.”
The band members linked up on the east coast, signed to Born Losers Records, and today released a music video for their debut single “Honey Ryder,” a song named for a James Bond paramour that finds Nguyen singing about aspirations of stardom. The Caro Ramirez-directed video shows the band playing live on the Ortlieb’s stage, saturated in orange and yellow lights while standing in front of the flowing red curtains, and occasionally hit with a burst of psychedelic projections.
The band’s debut Triple Negative is out on November 20th via Born Losers Records, and can be preordered here; watch the video below.