The 10 Best Pop Song Hooks, according to Jessy Lanza
You may be familiar with PoundlandBandit through his Instagram page: as a meme-lord, he delivers crushing insights into the cultural minutiae of society, making you and everyone you know feel completely, utterly seen. As well as constructing sharp take-downs of people who live in Clapham and love sportswear, though, PoundlandBandit is also a DJ, favouring an ’80s Italo-disco vibe whenever he spins.
Having already graced the airwaves of Rinse, Balamii, NTS and more, he’s set to play a Halloween rave at The Curtain on November 2nd for the aptly-titled Night of the Living Memes, where he’ll be joined by Jarreau Vandal and Shy One on deck duties. In anticipation of this horror-filled night, we invited the man himself to list his favourite spooky bangers that he’ll no doubt be dropping on Saturday.
1. Bing Crosby – ‘The Headless Horseman’
“A golden oldie to get you in the mood for a Munsters DVD marathon.”
2. Bessie Smith – ‘Devil’s Gonna Get You’
“Beautiful track, ’nuff said really.”
3. The Cramps – ‘Goo Goo Muck’
“If you don’t listen to The Cramps 365/24-7 and not just on Halloween, you’re a grade-A shmuck, buddy.”
4. Misfits – ‘Spinal Remains’
“One of my favourite songs of all time, odd lyrics, fast, aggressive and pissed off. Classic Misfits tune.”
5. Tarantula Ghoul – ‘King Kong’
“Loud, weird and everything that falls under those two categories, this band absolutely rips.”
6. Messer Chups – ‘Chupacabra Twist’
“This will make you want to watch Return Of The Living Dead for ten hours straight while hammered.”
7. The Frantics – ‘Werewolf’
“Another classic, a doo-wop influence mixed with some spooky undertones.”
8. The Doors – ‘People Are Strange’
“Brings back nostalgia of the scene in The Lost Boys when they first drive into Santa Karla. Also a good song anyway.”
9. Cancerslug – ‘I Love Pain’
“They remind me a bit of Alkaline Trio. Slow, bass-heavy but can surprise you with some great vocals when need be.”
10. Man Or Astroman? – ‘Espanto Del Futuro’
“You can’t knock a good bit of ’50s Sci-fi style surf punk.”
Find tickets to Night of the Living Memes here.