PRONTO: Self-titled: LP

Fuck, this is great! Imagine a totally dirty and scuzzy lo-fi garage punk version of Fucked Up playing homage to both the hookiest ‘70s power pop and various KBD classics, and you might have some idea of where this is coming from. One song might have an oi influence (although, being from Melbourne, that could just be the Australian accent coming through) while the next one might sound like a Ramones-influenced ‘70s power pop song or a disjointed Gang Of Four-influenced track. There’s a decent amount of variation here, but they never vary too far off from the “Fucked Up playing Cockney Rejects songs in a punk house basement” formula. Even at their least accessible moments, the plethora of hooks in all of these songs are un-fucking-deniable! Recommended.

 –Mark Twistworthy (Slovenly, slovenly.com)