WRINGER: Bullfighter: LP/CD

Wringer takes me back to the time when Green Day and Screeching Weasel were young pups, full of enthusiasm and great songs, paving the way for thousands of imitators. As debut albums go, Bullfighterstands out and announces itself with an equal amount of brio to that was initially displayed by those bands in their early days. There are moments when the vocals contain harmonies that clearly would not have been out of place on 39 Smooth as well as times when I hear a bit of Dillinger Four in the mix too, both positives to my ears. The guys in Wringer offer up an album which combines those influences with their own collective footprint and then runs smoothly with the resultant amalgam aided by a really strong and punchy delivery. Hands down, this is one of the best pop punk records I’ve had the pleasure of hearing in quite a while. 

 –Rich Cocksedge (Smellhound / Waterslide, [email protected] / [email protected], waterslide.com)