Spotlight | The Courtneys - II



By Curtis Lockhart

It’s been some time since we’ve heard new recorded material from The Courtneys. Four years ago their seminal, self-titled debut was released and we’ve been patiently for the next full-length ever since. We’re glad to say that the Courtney’s are back with their new sophomore album, II, and it was well worth the wait.

The Courtneys have a way of making each song feel driven and the songs on this album are no exception. The album is full of hooks that are bound to get stuck in your head. Sydney Kokes thudding bass lines are prominent in guiding the songs, such as on Tour, as drummer/lead singer Payne’s pop-y vocals croon about the struggles of being a band on the road. The track Silver Velvet rides smoothly with Courtney Loove’s fuzzy garage-pop guitar and Payne’s signature, straightforward drumming and catchy lyrics.

I could tell you more about how this album is a catchy garage-pop gem, but you should go check out its brilliance for yourself. If you haven’t seen them live yet, you’re really missing out. Catch them on tour this fall 2017 in a city near you.