VAN DAMMES: Risky Business: 7”EP

Aug 01, 2019

Ooh, now this came as a complete surprise and an extremely enjoyable one, too. Six tracks of high energy garage punk from Finland, providing a caffeine-like boost to the day. Songs race along at a good pace, allowing plenty of pop-fueled melody to come to the fore throughout. The standout track is definitely “Grand Slam Season,” a tale of watching tennis on television and perhaps the only instance of the Spanish player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario being namechecked in a song. Game, set, and match to Van Dammes. –Rich Cocksedge (Rockstar, [email protected], rockstarrecords)