The Yoohoos “Up Goes The Rocket”

Pop punk is always better with some bubblegum added to it, and The YOOHOOS from Germany definitely know about this! This German power trio with both male and female vocals are influenced by GROOVIE GHOULIES, CHIXDIGGIT and 90s indie college rock, but songs like "Hello", "Planet Heart", "Spread The Magic" or "Decisions" could have been... Continue Reading →

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LATTE+ “Next To Ruin”

22 years, 8 albums... This Italian band isn't really new, but they are back with a 13 song self-produced album. The record starts with "Next To Ruin", an up-tempo punk rock song reminding of The QUEERS or SCREECHING WEASEL, but songs like "Phocomelic Boy" or "Everybody Likes Your Wife" have a RAMONES-like energy while "Waiting... Continue Reading →

Radiohearts “Lot To Learn” 7″

Californian punky power pop, mixing the energy of the RAMONES, the snottiness of the BUZZCOCKS, and a good dose of UNDERTONES ("Decisions.") I never heard of the RADIOHEARTS before, but it seems like they already released a couple of EPs before. The raw production, powerful bass, and guitar melodies bring The JAM to mind on... Continue Reading →

The Role Models “The Go-To Guy”

The idea of starting a four, or five piece band with musicians who will play together for years has become more than difficult in 2015. Rich Rags knows about it! From his New York days to Soho in London, he's been through many incarnations of his project to finally give birth to these 11 songs,... Continue Reading →

Squarecrow “Oh, Ramona”

San Diego's SQUARECROW are back with a full album "Oh, Ramona." Somewhere between sunny Californian pop punk and 90s emo punk, the band also added a power pop touch to their music in songs like "My Ramona" and "Don't Worry." Up tempo skate punk fans will enjoy "Die Awake" and "Antenna Booster", RANCID fans might... Continue Reading →

Sons Of Buddha “Didoudam”

SONS OF BUDDHA have been playing NOFX influenced punk rock for almost 10 years now (they released 2 albums before and a split record with The APERS from The Netherlands.) On this new album, the French band offers us 12 new sunny pop punk songs, including a great cover of M.O.T.O.'s "Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance,... Continue Reading →

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