Watch Popstrangers Take London in 'Rats in the Palm Trees' Video

New Zealand fuzz-pop trio celebrate English move with new Carpark single

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Popstrangers helped ring in 2013 with Antipodes, a fuzz-rock gem that yielded the gauzy highlights "Heaven" and "What Else Could They Do." In the time since, the trio of New Zealanders made a new home in London, and marked the occasion with a new single recorded in a lightship moored on the River Thames. "Rats in the Palm Trees" gushes forth in a noisy bluster of punky drums and dream-pop guitars, not to mention Joel Flyger's sweetly sour vocals, singing about something once sweet turned sour. That track now gets a frenetic video, seen above, made by the band during their first few months in England. The single is out now on Carpark backed with "Fortuna."

Popstrangers 'Rats in the Palm Trees' Video Single

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