“…danceable post-punk urgency. The band’s knack for melody is accentuated by lush soundscapes.”- Consequence of Sound
“…sounds like a cross between Husker Du’s jangly side and early, shoegazy Britpop…”- Brooklynvegan
Space Cadet was formed in 2020 when Matt Hock and Dave Walsh of The Explosion (Virgin, Jade Tree) wanted to expand their collective sound beyond punk rock. The following year, they channeled influences of shoegaze, Brit rock, new wave and punk into their acclaimed debut LP on Wiretap Records, ‘Lion on a Leash.’
Now two years later, the band has just released ‘Suede Originals,’ a 4-song EP and the first release by Brooklyn’s Miserable Neighbor Records. The record is a concentrated dose of driving guitars, big choruses, and insistent hooks. Initially slated to appear on the next Space Cadet full-length, these songs deserved to stand on their own.
‘Suede Originals’ was produced by Pete Steinkopf (Bouncing Souls) at Little Eden in Asbury Park and mastered by Alan Douches. It features Matt Olsson on bass and drums.
Check out the recent videos for “Suede Originals” and “Ya Ya Ya” below.
Space Cadet’s live band has included The Explosion’s Damian Genuardi and Chris Gonzalez, as well as Matt Olsson, Brian Pluta (Left Circles),Kaleen Reading (Mannequin Pussy), Mike Sneeringer and Danny “Dubs” Windas. They’ve recently supported bands such as Fake Names and Restorations.
More praise for Space Cadet:
“Lion On A Leash is a guitar riff-led rock album in which the pop is fighting to get out… a hurricane caught between 70’s Glam Rock and 80’s Indie. The biggest compliment that I can give the album is that there’s nothing around like it at the moment.”- I Don’t Hear A Single
“…almost has a Mission of Burma goes New Wave and straight up rock vibe.”- If It’s Too Loud
“…hypnotic…the atmosphere is cool, the melodies are catchy, and the vocals sound great.”- That’s Good Enough For Me