Sunday 27 March 2016

Muncie Girls - From Caplan To Belsize

This album fits right in with the UK DIY scene of bands like Personal Best and Shit Present - punky guitars, feminist lyrics, immediate hooks - but it's more commercial.

That's not a criticism because this is a very good record. It's one that sounds like it was made for US radio stations, all chugging bass and powerpop punch, somewhere between Belly and The Go-Go's.

I can imagine The Cars' Ric Ocasek producing them - like he did with Weezer and Guided By Voices - and Muncie Girls gunning for chart glory. Because, seriously, one of the UK's DIY bands is going to break through. This already sounds like a crossover hit.

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