New Music Of The Day: B Boys – ‘Get A Grip’

Captured Tracks has been home to some of NME’s favourite new bands of recent years with everyone from DIIV and Mac DeMarco to Perfect Pussy calling the Brooklyn label home.

You can add B Boys to that list after the New York trio knocked came through this week with one of the most exciting and instant punk songs of 2016 so far. ‘Get A Grip’ is a non-stop banger, complete with chanted vocals and a messy rhythm section that dissipates to the forlorn lament of “Oh no, I can’t get a grip.”

The band have been paying their dues around NYC for a couple of years but look set to make a name for themselves now with the release of eight-track EP ‘No Worry No Mind’.


Described by their own label as “Three psychos that came to be through fate by way of necessity”, B Boys’ reference points may be nothing new (Wire, The Feelies, The Fall) but they attack it with a sense of energy and guile that you just can’t fake.

Their brand of spiky guitar-pop is perfect for those craving their next Parquet Courts fix and the band are currently playing gigs in the US with brothers in arms Soda, who just happen to be signed to Andrew Savage of that band’s Dull Tools label.

‘No Worry No Mind’ is released on March 18. Check out ‘Get A Grip’ below:

B Boys – ‘No Worry No Mind’ EP tracklist:

‘Sound Frequency’
‘Other Head’
‘Get A Grip’
‘I Don’t Mind’