Nashville based rock band The Criticals was formed last year, 2018. by Parker Forbes and Cole Shugart. The duo take their influence from the Rolling Stones, The Strokes and The Libertines, and their music therefore combines vintage sensibilities with a modern sound. Latest single, ‘Treat Ya Better’, is an excellent example of this.
New York City’s Interpol were one of the main exponents of the post-punk revival of the 2000s and 2010s, before taking inspiration from Joy Division and The Strokes, and guiding their sound towards a more indie approach. Their lyrics are filled with detached thoughts, characters, and observations, highlighting their integrity and morality.