EMOS, THE: Quicker Than Khan: CD

Crude, sloppy, rock’n’roll punk and I mostly mean that as a compliment. The songs are good, raging fun and show a lot of potential. Despite this being punk world, I have to complain about excessively rough edges, where these folks need to step up their musicianship a little bit or put the time in on a couple more takes in the studio so the rhythm section does not occasionally veer off into musical trainwreck territory. Their crude and silly lyrics tend to match the musical attack by this trio from northwest England. These folks have some decent songs and a lot of heart so I am interested to see how this band progresses. –Jake Shut

 –guest (Padded Cell, paddedcellrecords.co.uk)