Friday, 25 July 2008

Review - BangBangBang! - Fashion Victim EP

BangBangBang! - Fashion Victim EP

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7 out of 10

It's interesting that this release is on Punktastic Recordings. The name, for me, suggests some kind of horrible pop punk, in the vein of Blink 182 but with bad Cockernee accents. Oh how wrong I was.

BangBangBang's sound hails from a bygone age, somewhere in the mid 90s, when Riot Grrl still meant something, and Sonic Youth were at their major label peak. They play dirty, scuzzy female fronted punk rock like they really mean it, with hints of The Pixies and The Breeders as well as Sonic Youth, and a soupcon of pop tuneage, just enough to tickle the tummy of catchiness without dribbling on the chin of irritation. The production is excellent, which I feel I should mention as this EP is FREE - and thus worth downloading regardless of whether you think you'll like it, because listening to it is a much better way of finding out than reading any review. In fact, stop reading right now and go download it.


1. Fashion Victim
2. Shake Off Les Bleus
3. Don’t Let Me Out

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