My First Time – ‘Wind Up Merchant’

Bristol band, My First Time, release riotous debut with ‘Wind Up Merchant’

Wind Up Merchant
My First Time image via Cloe Morrison

Bristol-based quartet My First Time release their debut single via Submarine Cat Records (FEET, Home Counties, She’s In Parties).

Bristol-based quartet My First Time have their foot pressed firmly on the accelerator. With driving guitar hooks, and sharp vocal lines that capture observations of modern society, they package it all into a two-minute-thirty-six-second post-pop nugget. Lyrically, ‘Wind Up Merchant’ follows the narrative of the archetypal loud show-off, intent on provoking and antagonizing anyone within earshot for their own pleasure, with the band noting The Streets, Marina And The Diamonds, and Blur as key points of influence.

The band’s bassist Niamh went on to discuss the initial inspiration behind the song’s sound:

“We wanted to look past the post-punk revival. Taking the parts of the genre we love, the socially aware, introspective nature of post-punk and fusing it with the catchy earworm choruses of pop.”

My First Time’s debut single ‘Wind Up Merchant’ is out now on Submarine Cat Records.

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