Song of the Week (15th June): So Bunted // Happy Diving

‘So Bunted’ by Happy Diving is a roaring track which is certain to invite impromptu head-banging wherever it is played. With the same drawling quality to frontman Matt Berry’s vocal as could be said of Mario Cuomo, of The Orwells fame, this track has the potential to see crowds go well and truly mental at live shows.

Hailing from Seattle, this five piece play together to create a wall of sound; the song is simple but infectious throughout. The combination of Berry, Yankovich and Prochnow on guitar, with Rivera’s undulating bass underpinned by Cruz’s tight drumming sees the band  form a unit with military efficiency – juxtaposed by the pervasive sloppiness of the punk genre.

The effect of the scuzzy riffs and infectious hooks which give the track its addictive quality are bound to shake you up and prepare you for the week.

Topshelf Records will release Happy Diving’s So Bunted 7″ EP on 17th July.

Words by Beth Kirkbride