FRANCEENS, THE: Stepford Smiles: CD

Jun 13, 2014

An English power trio who mix bright, melodic punk with pounding garage rock, and male leads with female back-ups and harmonies. The guy has a clear shout that reminds me of Duncan Redmonds on the earlier Snuff albums, and they get out fast after nine songs of memorable melodies. It’s perfect. Another triumph for Manchester, England’s TNS Records, who have been trading in fun, bullshit-free punk for a few years now. 

 –Chris Terry (TNS)