FINALLY! Someone has FINALLY gone and made some grimy, grubby, glorious punk rock – not pop-punk – but raw, honest, balls-out punk rock.
Let’s be honest here, the punk rock scene is somewhat dying, or at least aging. Sure, the likes of The Offspring, Green Day, and Bad Religion are still touring and making music, but they’re not exactly getting any younger. That’s why it’s so god damn refreshing to see some young blood come and kick some life into the scene whilst unashamedly giving the finger to everyone while doing so.
London based trio, The Kenneths, not only have an awesomely punk rock name, but also an awesome punk rock EP, ‘Double N’. Though it’s only four tracks long, this short but oh so sweet record screams at least forty influences from the legends, giants, and bastards of the scene.
For less than the price of a pint, you could be taken on a ten minute aural tour of the last fifty years of punk rock, one that you can take again, and again, and again, and it will never get old. Trust me on this, I’ve had this EP on repeat most of this evening, and it’s just awesome.
From the brutally bouncy ‘All Cried Out’ to the blistering, break-neck ‘I Can’t Focus’ there isn’t a single dull moment on this EP.
Written by Andy Roberts (@Sassensquatch)