POPPETS: “1+1=2” b/w “Poolside Fun at Michaels”: 7”

One of my professors had a story he quoted a few times about a friend who told him “only trust rock’n’roll from Scandinavia.” I have no idea why this statement is so accurate, but it holds true under a variety of testing. Sweden’s Poppets hold up the tradition pretty well, I say. Within this debut single, we have poppy garage punk somewhere between the likes of King Tuff and Japanther. The same pop sensibilities that showed themselves in the solo Jay Reatard albums are also front and center, although their mechanical steadiness is made by an actual machine. A drum machine! How novel! For a debut single, this is incredibly promising. I have high hopes.

 –Bryan Static (Windian)