U.S. Highball is a new pop group made up of Calvin Halliday and James Hindle; one the former drummer of Glasgow punks Anxiety and both members of power pop outfit The Pooches. At the start of 2018 - during hiatus from both bands - they began writing songs together as a two-piece, their longtime friendship and shared musical tastes ensuring that ideas and arrangements came easily.
Inspired equally by the organ-led jangle of Felt, the whip-smart new wave of Nick Lowe, and the primitive drum machine sounds of early They Might Be Giants, U.S. Highball revel unashamedly in the pleasures of pure pop. The guitars chime, the keys crunch, the choruses soar and the band's plentiful hooks will be lodged firmly in your cranium from first listen.
During the unprecedented Glasgow summer heatwave of 2018, the pair recorded a handful of songs with Catholic Action's Chris McCrory at Shady Lane studios in Erskine. The fruits of these sessions are due to be released on November 9th via Philadelphia's Lame-O Records, with a concurrent limited tape release on Glasgow based Fuzzkill Records. A full-length record will follow in the spring of 2019