TV CRIME: Metal Town: LP

You got me. Nottingham England is where I spent my formative years drinking cider and fighting chavs. I’m sure this lot is a good couple of decades behind that madness but they have managed to put together an LP that takes on the power pop of the Exploding Hearts and the Shoes from the USA but holding tight to the U.K. roots of the Undertones and Rudi. Smart, snappy power pop vibes with a tough edge, but still keeping it punk as fuck. I’m sure they all dress in smart suits and ties but will still glass you in a back ally. Top label. Top city. Top band. Boss sounds. –Tim Brooks (Alien Snatch, aliensnatch.de)