DENIZENZ: Self-titled: 12” EP

Somewhere between the Spits and the Rough Kids, tuneful punk rock that doesn’t let up for a second! The songs move at a quick clip, though they do slow down here and there with songs like “My Problem” and “In the Night.” Then there are songs like “Sticks & Stones” that march forward with a deliberate intention to disrupt. “Ideas” is a speedy scorcher confessing they “want your ideas for our heads!” Pretty solid listen the whole way through. Curiously, this was released in 2014, and I’m reviewing it in 2017. –Matt Average (Johnny Cat)