A fresh release from Off Judy gives off a quirky and fun pop rock tonality with clean verses and rocked out choruses that all get coated with southern undertone melodic vocals that flow with the dynamics of the songs calm and explosive sections super well.
"Treadmill" has this 90's radio rock feel to it and shines with pop catchiness with a building songwriting approach, but the song actually has some seriousness to it lyrically and it all works together like a charm.
The track has a massive and memorable hook, and the band has an almost live performance style at times as it's almost like the players are feeding off of each other's energies.
There are fun and straight forward Strokes style guitar parts and it's very danceable and addictive with a great arrangement.
The song also has this blend of little touches of punk rock and a swing rhythm that also adds to that southern feel.
This is a really colorful and radio friendly single and if you really listen to the words, you'll get the premise and that's important with songs like this.
Off Judy feels like a band to go see play a show for sure. You just get that energy off the record, and you know they are going to be so good live.
With the release of "Treadmill", we wanted to have a chat with the band to find out where this came from and what may be next for them as well.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Let's kick things off with "Treadmill". This track has an outstanding garage rock feel and some punk feels too! Where did this single come from?
Finn - I think I Initially wrote the chorus a couple of years ago and have slowly added the other parts over time. We recorded it earlier in the year at Alleyway Studios. We hadn’t recorded a demo so a lot of it came together in the studio. Everything we do comes out with that garage rock sound; I think this track has a folk underlay too. And we always have punk references we want going into the studio, so it comes through in the sound.
Axl - I think it came from a place of reigniting the band's presence. I came into the band early this year. The other two guys already being an established band I think the new colors that we were making musically as a three piece we felt needed to be expressed in the band's discography. Punk, upbeat with some punchy melody kind of gave us a good base for future songs to come.
Buzz Slayers: How did this all start for the band? Finn - Tom and I were working together for this solar business, we started jamming in our friend's garage at lunch times. We began as a two piece before all the covid stuff, did that for a bit then Axl joined earlier this year, which has been sick.
Buzz Slayers: What inspires you to write a song? Finn - Uhh, just whatever I’m feeling at the time. I try to write songs as often as I can, most days I’m not happy with them but sometimes they just come to you. It’s a good day when that happens.
Buzz Slayers: This track has some great styles! Can you give us some of your top musical influences? Finn - I feel like they change all the time, but over the years bands like Fidlar, Black lips, Together Pangea plus all the 90’s punk bands from childhood have always stuck with me. Axl - Hugely influenced by three piece bands like the Jimi Hendrix experience and The Police. Bands where every member is kind of forced to stay on top of themselves and cut through the mix to keep the momentum going, which can be hard when there isn’t much else instrumentally to mask what each member is playing.
Buzz Slayers: What are you all doing when you're NOT working on music?
Finn - Bit of marketing, coach some tennis and sling puzzles
Axl - I have a coffee stall setup that keeps me busy. Best coffee in town is the word on the street.
Buzz Slayers: Who's in all your headphones right now?
Finn - The Vanities, Johnny Cash and Mischief Brew
Axl - Zeppelin live in 69’
Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
Finn - Tom’s in The States for a couple weeks so we’re having a mini break. We’re gonna do some recording when he’s back and we have a show with Skegss coming up soon.
Buzz Slayers: This single feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming bands out there? Finn - haha nah not really
Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
Finn - Lol didn’t know we had any.. More music coming though
Axl - Total World domination