Saturday, 3 March 2018

The Hangups - Addicted

  The Hangups are a melodic punk rock 3 piece from Malmo, Sweden who formed in 2015 and who's line up consists of Ale Hangup (guitar/vocals), Hugo (bass/backing vocals) and Jimmy (drums). They released their debut S/T ep digitally in 2016 but it's only recently become available on 7" vinyl from Monster Zero Records. Influenced by the likes of The Ramones, The Queers, Screeching Weasel, Teenage Bottlerocket etc, I find that this is a genre where the good bands often get lost amongst a surfeit of mediocrity. Not on this occasion though as The Hangups seem to get pretty much everything spot on. The songs are catchy & fun and the production is bang on the mark.

  Opener Addicted will rattle around in your head like the best ear worms do. I Don't Wanna Be With You ups the pace nicely and is about realising you want out of a shitty relationship, Alone is a bright and breezy Teenage Bottlerocket style  tune and closing track It Is You keeps things at a high tempo leaving you wanting more. Luckily there's plans for another ep later this year. 

  If you like what you hear you can get the 7" here :

  Digitally it's available here :

  For more info, including details on their gig with The Ramonas, give them a like on Facebook....

  Give them a listen, I'm betting you'll end up Addicted.....

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