Saturday, 21 January 2017
The SkudFux - Alcoholic Loser
One album that I only came across recently but which I'm enjoying immensely is Cheers by Montreal punks The SkudFux. I suppose you could label it pop punk but it's definitely not the crappy, anodyne pop punk that gives the genre a bad name. This is "rock riffed, anti-establishment, trashy, raw and catchy" to paraphrase their Bandcamp blurb. They list amongst their influences the likes of NOFX, The Flatliners, Descendents and Green Day and at their best they wouldn't look out of their depth if they were to share a stage with any of those acts. If you want to see them on stage, next month sees them embarking on their Rebels With A Cause Canadian tour. For more details check out their site... https://www.theskudfux.com/home
The line up of the band is EJ Lang (guitar/vocals), Francis Germain (bass/vocals), Dewey Tremblay (drums) and Willian de Francesco (guitar/vocals).
Cheers is their debut album, it was released last November and it's 17 snappy songs (only one of which reaches the 3 minute mark) that'll cause mass breakouts of synchronised jumping from the baseball capped kids in the pit. It's fun and it's streaming here..... https://theskudfux.bandcamp.com/album/cheers
This is the video for the first single, Alcoholic Loser.....