HOLIDAY: California Steamin’: LP

Alongside other U.K. bands like Chestnut Road and the Magnificent, Holiday puts forth a dozen sturdy melodic punk songs on a gorgeous translucent green platter. Earnest, a little yearning; they’ve got some nice little leads and melodies going on here. The songs tend to get somewhat lost among one another and sound a little same-y, but jams like “Lunch Break” and “Tuppence for Hate” do a nice job of setting things apart. Dug the Boris Johnson mockery on the back cover. –Keith Rosson (Brassneck)