Perhaps it’s somewhat unfair to review this single when the rest of my review materials consisted of raging hardcore releases, but I’m confident that I can remain objective. That said, I’m really not feeling this at all. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not hating on the sweeter side of punk rock (I was in The Steve Adamyk Band, for Pete’s sake), but Sugar Stems are just a bit too, I dunno… twee for my liking, I s’pose. I’m sure there are a shit-ton of pop punk nerds who’ll be drooling all over this, but I guess I just don’t see how this even begins to fall under the punk umbrella. Meh.
–Dave William (Certified PR)