Sep 20, 2017

With apologies to any friends in bands named as such, the current trend of bands being named “(fill in the blank) Boys” is tired… just really played out. Are there no good band names left? Platinum Boys, despite their moniker, offer up a pretty solid slab of ‘80s-influenced power pop mixed with a heavy dose of ‘70s classic rock bravado. The guitar leads in these songs really steal the show, sometimes bringing Cheap Trick to mind, other times Thin Lizzy. It’s all rock’n’roll, really. I can’t say that they nail it one hundred percent of the time, but the good times certainly outweigh the bad on this release. –Mark Twistworthy (Dusty Medical,