FROGGY & THE RINGES: Soft ‘G’: 7”EP

So we have a daftly named band and the record was accompanied by a promo sheet which added to the eccentricity. Hopes were, well… I really wasn’t sure what to expect. The labels involved are more renowned for raging hardcore so I was a bit confused. That confusion grew slightly when I heard a few faint “ribbits” on the intro to “Froggy & The Ringes” but my head soon cleared as I was faced with turbo charged garage punk that was maybe just a step or two away from what these labels usually release. There is a slight outlier in “Don’t Listen” which has a more sedate pace and more prominent keyboards but otherwise it’s all drive and intensity. Froggy might not change the world but he and The Ringes provide some good raucous fun. –Rich Cocksedge (Kibou, [email protected], kibourecords.bigcartel.com / Cimex, [email protected], cimexrecords.com / Amok, amokrecords.bigcartel.com / No Front Teeth, [email protected], nofrontteeth.co.uk / Toxic Wotsit, toxicwotsit.co.uk)