Notches – “Almost Ruined Everything” LP
Balancing between pop-punk and indie-rock, but with plenty of volume and an aggressive umph that ultimately keeps it firmly in the punk side of the scale. This follows on from their excellent debut LP from a couple of years back (High Speed Crimes), and it is still the same blistering, white-knuckle sonic attack. Really cool melodic tunes, boosted-up with some wrecklessly loud punk musicianship (a super-growly bass sound, smash-bash drumming and frantic distorted guitar). Ideal for fans of Superchunk, No Age, Husker Du, Three (Dischord), Dinosaur Jr and Jawbreaker.