The Criticals “Clever Girl” – Local Artists of the Week


This week’s Frothy Monkey Local Artist of the Week is The Criticals! Recently released EP Front Door Confrontations is filled with new-age rock tracks including standout “Clever Girl.”

Local band The Criticals have continuously proved themselves as a powerful duo. Since forming in 2018, they have released a multitude of musically diverse tracks that are packed with energy. The pair, Parker Forbes and Cole Shugart, have been friends for over a decade, and we are lucky enough to have the chance to spin their music here on Lightning 100.

“Clever Girl” ends the latest EP with a punch. Impeccably written and preformed, the track shines on the record. Straight forward and up-beat, the single was inspired by an overheard conversation. The single isn’t your classic indie-rock anthem, but instead a catchy song with addictive hooks. Never what you expect, The Criticals have yet again released a shining summer jam.

Catch their hometown performance at The Basement East on August 2nd presented by yours truly! Buy your tickets here. But for now, listen to “Clever Girl” below!

Tune in to 100.1 FM and all week to hear “Clever Girl” by The Criticals, our Local Artist of the Week!