I think these guys are from New Zealand. What I know for sure is that on this elpee they’ve made great songs and arrangements that fuse the Beatles to the 13 Floor Elevators, and take most direction from the Dolls.
But to me, this doesn’t sound like homage, it sounds like joyful expression.
Could I be wrong? Their earlier albums are rawer and less imaginative.
But that isn’t the bar. This album isn’t about what it means, it’s about how great it sounds. And then, it means something. That’s punk we haven’t heard recently.
I love it Tom. Makes me want to put on a skinny tie and slam dance into Carole as she bakes Christmas cookies – but that might not be a good idea. Merry Christmas!!
I like the tune and the exuberance. Sounds more like straight up 1977 British punk – Buzzcocks, Generation X, like that. Or this: