Pop-rock trio Strange Babes are pals with fellow New Zealand natives Popstrangers, but whereas Popstrangers relocated to London, Strange Babes are based in Los Angeles. The new digs must be rubbing off on them: “Holiday,” the lead single from their upcoming debut album, sounds like California sunshine with traces of melancholy lingering in the ether. Lyrically it’s about desperately needing a break, and its wistful crystalline music sounds like hitting the open road for that much-needed vacation. Fans of Teenage Fanclub will probably love this — I know I do. Hear it below.
Strange Babes’ debut album will be out next year on a label to be named.