While I was off from work for 9 days, I was able to chip away at the mountain of submissions in my email inbox. I knew I was behind, but didn't realize I was 2 months behind.
Anyway one of the promising submissions was from Victory Kicks, a London based 4-piece. The band announced their new EP, The Young Flood in mid-November, describing their sound as lo-fi power pop. I found them to be a bit more polished than the lo-fi descriptor would suggest, but power pop was right on. One time through the 7-song EP, and I enjoyed the middle track, 'Denial Trick' most of all. It's kicked back and melodic with power pop hooks that make it hard to resist. Stream the infectious 'Denial Trick' below, it's my Song of the Day!