Alien Feelings from Wales, UK just dropped their second single “Good Looking” from their forthcoming debut album and it has BritPop-sleaze written all over it. The accompanying video is a sleazy rock and roll party of misfits in itself, with Zombie strippers and wacky characters set in a retro strip club.
Here’s what the singer/guitarist Josh Evans said about the track: “Good looking came to me after speaking to a friend of mine. He was infatuated with this girl at the time and he’d sort of put her on a pedestal. He thought that she was out of his league, but in truth she was kind of stuck up and full of herself. It gave me this image of a girl walking into a bar, turning heads and making all the guys say “Wow, look at her”. She’s just so good looking and feeling amazing. The girl that’s just too cool to approach, you just know she’s gonna say no”.
Alien Feelings come from Wrexham in the industrial borders of North Wales armed with choruses that prove there’s only one thing better than a singalong: a shoutalong. Loud and aggressive, theirs is the anguished howl of the backwaters where there’s little else to do but play punk rock and get stoned.
Josh, Tim, Dale, and Ryan knew each other in school where they spent most of their time discussing Slayer, Reel Big Fish, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Beatles, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Nirvana, Green Day, Pink Floyd and The Who at the expense of an education. Numerous musical endeavours in local bands ensued until they were the last men standing.
Alien Feelings make music for those whose love of BritPop and grunge with those roaring guitars, pulsating bass and thundering drums equip them to make the connection between The Jesus and Mary Chain, Oasis, Nirvana and Stereophonics.