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!
The brilliant ‘Be Your Own Reason’ taps into the band’s slightly punkier edge once more, delivers a simple but infectious hook leading to an all-round sassy appeal. Perhaps best of all is the tracks jangly guitar tone which has a defiantly Bostonian edge, much closer to the Lemonheads’ ‘Lick’ than the usual Ramones recycling.
Stream/download ‘Be Your Own Reason’ via the Bandcamp link below.
Read Real Gone’s review of ‘Get Unclean’ here.