DOWN AND OUTS, THE: Keep Walking: 7”

Following on from last year’s excellent Double Negative album, this Liverpudlian trio is back with three more cracking punk rock tunes to delight its listeners. The Down And Outs do things in a straightforward manner but do them exceptionally well. The songs make great use of melodies whilst maintaining a bit of a crunch to the sound; all three have earworm qualities about them. Making good music doesn’t need to be complicated and here is conclusive proof of that statement. Check this out and if you like what you hear and are new to the band, I recommend working your way through the band’s back catalogue, as you won’t be disappointed. –Rich Cocksedge (Brassneck, [email protected], Brassneckrecords.bigcartel.com)