The DERELLAS offered us a glimpse of the new version of the band last year with “Highrise Supersize” and “Inner City Rock’n’Roll”, two early MANICS influenced amphetamine songs that you’ll also find on this brand new album. The band describes the tracks of the new abum as “songs of defiance and hope, fear and LUV for the 21st Century” which is quite an appropriate description. Opening with “Don’t Tell Me What I Did Last Night”, a heavy rock’n’roll/punk song with a slight ZODIAC MINDWARP touch in Timmy’s vocals, the band then offers us some razor-sharp ’77 punk with “Underground LUV.” Speaking of “LUV” you’ll hear a bit of NEW YORK DOLLS in “Emergency 2020” and you’ll find quite a few good decadent anthems like “Soho Hotel” and “Life’s Crashing”. “Pressure Gonna Get You” brings a touch of 90s noise rock to the album, “Sweet Fatal Attraction” is a pretty good glam punk tune and Timmy’s voice gets to the edge in “Sonic Detonator”, you’ll even hear a bit of DEAD BOYS in “Our World Tomorrow”! This is spray-painted rather than polished and you’ll probably luv it! /Laurent C.