New 7″ record out on No Front Teeth Records by Californian power pop band RADIOHEARTS. Opening song “My Heart Has An Obituary” is quite catchy, and ’77 punk influenced song “So Low” is even better, kinda power pop meets The CLASH!
The BUZZCOCKS influence can still be heard in “Tell You All About It” as well as a bit of surf rock in the guitars, and “Who Are You” shows us that good songs don’t need to be complicated, but that’s what power pop is all about, isn’t it? Good one again, guys!/Laurent C.
First album by Norway’s hard rock’n’rollers RAZORBATS. They’re young, but they do love their 70s rock’n’roll, no doubt about it! Opener “Planet Riff” displays a band with the groove and energy of early KISS mixed to CHEAP TRICK melodies, and these influences are confirmed in the first single of the album, “Kids of The 70s”, as well as in “Getaway.”
You’ll even hear a bit of HANOÏ ROCKS and D.A.D. in “Desolation Highway”, or “Transformer”, but these guys can get heavier on “Soulshaker” and “Mess It Up”, and bring back memories of the 00s punk’n’roll scene (especially BACKYARD BABIES and early HELLACOPTERS) with “Subway Grinder” and “Betty Boop.”
“Warhead” closes this album in an anthemic way, and then you realize that RAZORBATS is the new most exciting Scandinavian band!/Laurent C.
Lester was The CRYBABYS‘ bass player on their last European tour, so the idea to join forces for a split record probably just came out naturally, and it seems like it wasn’t a bad idea at all.
After a 15 years hiatus, The CRYBABYS are back with original members Honest John Plain (The BOYS), Darrell Bath (VIBRATORS, DOGS D’AMOUR…) and Robbie Rushton (GUNSLINGERS, MANNISH BOYS…), and they sound better than ever! “Scars” is a song that was already released on “Dirty Laundry”, but they re-recorded it for this 7″, and since the STONES influence is quite obvious, they also decided to cover “Tell Me”, and it just makes us want to hear more!
On the other side, LESTER GREENOWSKI offers us two new songs, “On The Autobahn”, a RAMONES kind of punk rock song which was probably inspired by touring in Germany, and “Again”, a catchy old-school rock’n’roll tune.
Add a killer cover by Guillaume Sellier (Teenage Lust Prod) which was also the poster for their Parisian gig on the last tour, and you have a great rock’n’roll record!/Laurent C.
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