SHOCKTROOPERS / THE SCUTCHES: Split: 7”

Shocktroopers do some basic, no-frills punk rock. I hope and assume they get their name from the all-time classic Cock Sparrer record rather than the alternative, though there is no musical Sparrer influence here. Doesn’t impress but doesn’t offend. The Scutches do pop punk that scratches that Queers-style, surfy, mid-tempo melodic itch. 

 –todd (Tranquilo)