SWEETPUPS: Demo: Cassette

This three-song demo has pop and punk influences with a touch of organ and reverb-drenched guitar that, at times, gives it a surf rock feel. Containing an ex-member of The Cute Lepers, this primarily female band (the drummer is a dude) definitely sits more on the pop side of the fence, which is a good thing. I can also hear quite a bit of a ‘60s girl group influence seeping through. The songs are catchy and done well, but lacking in vitriol.

 –Mark Twistworthy (Sweetpups, facebook.com/sweetpups)