British kid Sam McGarrigle is only 20 years old but writing some excellent, dirty pop music as Gross Magic. Compared to everything from Weezer to Ariel Pink, one thing we know is that it’s catchy and fun to listen to. Even if, yes, I had to verify in three different places it was actually a guy singing and not a girl. In that sense you could call him the reverse tUnE-yArDs.
“Sweetest Touch” is one of the tracks off his upcoming EP Teen Jamz (out August 8th) and does a lot to explain the band name. Like I said before, this is dirty pop – catchy hook with sanded-down 80s edges and a saucy (see above image) vocal delivery. It’s a sloppy ass sandwich that tastes way better than it looks.
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