The Y Axes are the poster space-babes, with a cosmic sound that is dancey and fun.
The first of their four singles to be released this year, “Meteorite”, was recorded by Aaron Hellam (Finish Ticket, Rin Tin Tiger, Black Map) at Hellam Sound in Oakland, CA. It is a melody-focused tune featuring minimal and tasteful synths, some great guitar shredding, a tight-but-driven rhythm section, and the memorable vocals of front-woman Alexi Belchere.
The chorus of the song, where Belchere rips into the lyrics “Leaving town tonight / Out to where the light can’t reach us,” is undeniably catchy and evokes a vaguely nostalgic and reminiscent feel. It’s powerful and poppy, but nuanced enough to shine beyond a stereotypical radio track.
You can listen to “Meteorite” below and catch the band at their single release show this weekend.
The Y Axes, Down and Outlaws, Lords of Sealand
The Milk Bar
Friday, January 29
8pm, $8 (21+)