With the release of their debut LP “Haxel Princess” on Burger Records earlier this year, LA garage rock trio Cherry Glazerr introduced us to their slanted and enchanted world – one filled with teenage crushes, grilled cheese sandwiches and social anxieties, but spiked with venom as well. Beneath the bubblegum melodies and throwaway lyrics (such as calling Rob Kardashian “a tool”), was a jagged, sinister undertow, filled with pummelling guitars and barebones drums, like Josie and the Pussycats after the werewolf’s bite and blood on their hands.
This new single, “Had Ten Dollaz”, ups the ante even further. Initially commissioned by none other than Hedi Slimane for a Saint Laurent show, Cherry Glazerr have since sharpened it to become a sleekly vicious piece of rock candy of the highest order, with frontwoman Clementine Creevy starting off with honeyed coos before turning the track on its head with the growled chorus, “I know, that you notice my ways, and I feel, I feel your gaze”. The flipside, “Nurse Ratched”, is another sweet and sour punk shredder which even references the One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest manipulative caregiver.
Cherry Glazerr are about to embark on a tour in the US with Sky Ferreira later this month.
A. Had Ten Dollaz
B. Nurse Ratched