FLYING OVER: We Are Outsiders: LP

Flying Over are a French garage punk band who take major cues from mainstays like the Buzzcocks and the Ramones while mixing in a bit of ‘90s garage rock attitude. In fact, the very first few notes that come from the turntable upon putting this on immediately makes me think of the intro chord progressions from “You Tear Me Up” off of the first Buzzcocks LP. There are certainly worse records that a band could take influence from, so you’ll see no complaint from me. Overall, this is a solid, no-frills, fun rock’n’roll record, which, while not breaking any new ground, still mixes up enough swagger and catchy hooks to keep me interested. –Mark Twistworthy (Adrenalin Fix, adrenalinfixmusic.com)