In the late 2000s, it seemed like every few months you’d get an amazing, out-of-nowhere debut single from a new band. That doesn’t happen very often anymore.
One reason for that is pretty obvious: there aren’t many bands left. The current music industry favors solo artists, but a London five-piece that goes by the name bby is shaking things up, and they’ve got the music to back it up.
bby’s debut single “hotline” is an explosive introduction—one of the catchiest songs of the year so far and a perfect track to showcase the band’s dynamic sound. Every member gets their moment in the spotlight, with the vocals taking center stage one second, then giving way to drums, bass, and guitar. It’s all tied together with tight production and balanced with raucous energy.