SANHOSE: Japanese: CD

Co-released with Snuffy Smiles, so you’ve got a good idea of what you’re getting into: this is pop punk stuff for sure. Yet unlike label (and country) mates like Pear Of The West and Minority Blues Band, Kyoto’s Sanhose seem more gritty, less concerned with melody. Pretty slim packaging, so I have no idea how wise songs like “Pour Oil” and “Tape Me” might be, though they do manage to punch out a cover of “Attitude” by the Misfits. Solid work from this three piece, if not terribly memorable. 

 –keith (Sanhose)