In August ’17, Boston rockers Justine and Unclean unleashed their debut single via Rum Bar Records. A double A-sided download, ‘Love Got Me Into This Mess’ and ‘Passive Aggressive Baby’ delivered an adrenaline-shot of good old r’n’r, mixing the sounds of Ramones with something a little sweeter. The tracks retained a punky enough edge to thrill the pop-punk crowd and yet retained a little something to suggest their forthcoming album might just be a touch more varied.
With the album due to hit the shelves in November, there’s still a little time to wait, but Justine & company have another single for you all and Real Gone has the exclusive first listen!
‘I’m In Love With You, Jackass’ mixes a punky attitude with a late 50s swagger, coupled with a lyric and vocal that recalls the kind of sneer present just below the surface of most Dance Hall Crashers classics. It’s sharp, mean and very infectious and promises well for the soon-to-be-released full length. The track can be heard in full via the Bandcamp widget below. ‘Love Got Me Into This Mess’ is still available for download/streaming here.
Here’s what the online press have previously said about Justine and The Unclean:
“Their debut digital single ‘Love Got Me Into This Mess’/’Passive Aggressive Baby’ might just be one of the best female-fronted punky affairs in a very long time…”
– Real Gone
“Taking Rock and roll down to the studs” – 50thirdandthird
“I dig it!” – Tommy Unit Live, Real Punk Radio
We listened to Love Got Me Into This Mess so many times we were afraid to spoil it by trying Passive Aggressive Baby.” – Boston Groupie News
Find Justine and The Unclean on Facebook here.
Find the Rum Bar Records website and streaming releases here.
Band photo by Duncan Wilder Johnson. Used with permission from Rum Bar Records.