TEENAGE LOVE GUNS / MISSRATA: Split: 7”

Two German bands each deliver a pair of songs on this strong split 7”. Teenage Love Guns from Hanover play Face To Face-inspired pop punk and Missrata from Erfurt play tight, mid-tempo anthem punk easily comparable to Distillers, especially given the female vocals. There’s nothing wrong with mainline sounds, and the international appeal of said sounds helps to explain their organic popularity in the first place. Playful and full of life, both groups get kudos for unabashedly embracing their passions, rather than trying to conform to something more timely. 

 –Art Ettinger (Wanda)