Street Chant has a ferocious drummer that fills his fills with heavy loads of smash smash, bang. Just listen to the first few moments in “Yr Philosophy.” How can one not appreciate that kind of drumming? It’s both a throwback to hardcore and a wink to the future… which of course means that the future will include sounds from the past. But what doesn’t? There are no new sounds, someone famously said.

Street Chant likely patrols the streets of Auckland constantly doubled over in fits of laughter. That’s how I picture this threesome.

The band’s debut album is out later this year on NZ label Arch Hill.

Street Chant: Yr Philosophy

Thanks to Rose Quartz for the turn-on.