Last year, Justine & The Unclean released their debut album, ‘Get Unclean’. Although only half an hour long, the release showcased a variety of styles from hard rock to power pop, Phil Spector-ish flourishes and – perhaps most importantly – some of the best female fronted pop punk for a long while.
Various cult online music sites praised the album highly, so there was always a feeling they wouldn’t just be a one-shot deal.
They’re back with a new single, which they’re giving away for free!
Over the past couple of years, Rum Bar Records has delivered a truckload of great DIY music. We’ve seen great rock and releases from Watts, Kris Rodgers and K7s (featuring Kurt Baker). We’ve seen an equally impressive soul revue from Shanda & The Howlers.
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The hits keep coming… The label now has another free download for you in the shape of the new single from Duck & Cover ahead of the Summer release of their EP.
Mineappolis rockers The Right Here pay tribute to one of their favourite local venues in the new video for their single ‘Judge Me When I’m Sober’. The intimate and worn-in setting provides a great backdrop for the track, since the band come across like a hybrid of The Replacements and Gaslight Anthem, combined with the roughest edge of the much missed Uncle Tupelo.
What would happen if you took a member of the Bullet Proof Lovers, a member of Spanish punkers Los Reactivos and a member of the Spanish band Airbag and set them to work in the recording studio? You’d end up with K7s, one of the finest pop punk outfits to release an album since the genre’s glory days of the 1990s. Yes, the K7s’ debut is that good…and in in almost every way. It’s hugely indebted to days gone by when pop punk meant pop punk and not whiny music with an overdriven guitar riff, but that’s every reason why it’s great. Continue reading
K7s are a new band based in Spain who really deliver when it comes to looking for that classic sounding punk pop hit. Their debut single ‘Running Back; mixes the pop hooks of ‘Dookie’ era Green Day with the drive of ‘Anthem For A New Tomorrow’ era Screeching Weasel.
If that style does it for you, then the K7s could well become an instant favourite. What’s more, you can download both tracks of their new digital single from Bandcamp for absolutely free. Just follow the Bandcamp widget.