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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. The band released their debut EP Think Again on Lame-O Records in November of 2018. Their full length effort Great Record is due out on July 12th, 2019.