Formerly dubbed My Band, Los Angeles based quartet have rebranded as Shedonist. Lead by Jasmin Toubi, alongside Conor Spellane, Walker Dubois, and Ben Foerg, the alt-rock ensemble delivers a crunchier tone on their first offering “5 Minutes.” Sly in lyrical context, but forceful in tone, the cut is a robust 3-minute anthem of “female sexual empowerment.”
Ruthlessly putting cheap talk in its place, the song demands satisfaction and asserts itself to be heard. The stoner rock-esque hook flaunts its devil-may-care attitude filled with a sensual burn; which pairs well against crisp, drum clacks that bring the track to a refreshing end. Guitars are thick with the aroma of garage rock, layered as so, and Toubi’s growl carries all the motives of a grungy-blues ballad — one of the best things that make the single invigorating.
“5 Minutes” and its clarity sets the tone for the band’s forthcoming debut LP due 2021. It’s more than a solid introductory, but hints at greater things to come from the LA locals.
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