LONE WOLF: Get Along: 7”

Full disclosure: This A side to this slab has been in my head for a week straight. As much as the term “supergroup” is abysmal, it’s the first thing that comes to mind when attempting to give background on Lone Wolf, as they feature a whack of veteran Rotterdam/Dutch mainstays. Ox from Accelerators, Ivo from The Apers, and rounded out/fronted by Merel from Bat Bites… this is more or less a who’s who of Dutch pop punk, although they’re not a pop punk band. Fans of their previous groups will definitely still dig, though. “Get Along” is a perfect punk rock-meets-garage track, with a ridiculously catchy chorus. Merel’s voice really cuts through on these numbers. To me, they have a very European vibe, almost reminding me of Swedish rock heavyweights The Peepshows, or Sahara Hotnights at times. I’m certain I’m not the only one anxious to see what comes next. –Steve Adamyk (Stardumb, stardumbrecords.com)