Central Florida noise pop trio UV-TV make catchy, candid pop melancholia with jagged edges. They’re set to release their debut LP, Glass, in a couple months. An exemplary foray into their sound is the lead single “Only Matters When.” A steady undercurrent of distortion flows underneath bullying drums, frantic guitar strokes, and accentuating bass as frontwoman Rose Vastola’s earworm melody slyly hits with the infectiousness of one continuous hook. She sings deadpan about how she wants honesty and open emotional expression from a relationship: “How bout you say we see eye to eye?/ How bout you say just what’s on your mind.” With the slightly chaotic aesthetic crashing around her subtly cutting lyrics, it hits like swift slap to the back of head to knock a little bit of emotional sense into you. Check it out below.
Glass is out 3/10 via Deranged.