Somewhere in Cape Town (South Africa) lies the Bed Bug Studio. Even though I can’t seem to find it online, it’s where Sean Baron (of Runaway Nuns) writes and records garage pop nuggets under the moniker Bedbugman. And I have to say, his songs range from pretty good to pretty exceptional.
In the past two months, Bedbugman dropped three releases on Bandcamp. The first is a collection of songs from 2020. The second is a four song EP called Temper Tantrum. His third, and most recent EP features one of my favorite songs of late: Whistling By. It’s a garage pop ballad reminiscent of Jacuzzi Boys, full of heartfelt and nostalgic sentiments. It’s as bittersweet as it’s a killer track, and hopefully a sign of things to come.
Keep an eye out for Bedbugman. He may be flying solo, but his powers are not to be underestimated.
“I remember living my life || Now I think I’m wasting my time || Life’s so different, I’m done”
Add to wantlist: Bandcamp