PANICBURG CITY: Self-titled: 12” EP

This German band cites Hüsker Dü, The Cult, and The Jam as their influences. While the idea of having those three particular bands as your influence isn’t something that really makes sense to me, it’s weird because I can totally hear each of those bands in Panicburg City’s sound. More specifically, I think this band is Hüsker Dü influenced at its core, but sprinkles a little of The Cult and The Jam in here and there. I also hear what sounds to me like U2 and Interpol type sounds on a couple of these songs, all with a slight punk sheen over the top. This is definitely worth a listen. –Mark Twistworthy (JanML, janml-records.de)