Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Crunch
‘Down by the Border’
Legal Records, to be released June 3rd 2013  

First glance at the cover shows four slightly familiar looking dudes sat around in a studio, a couple of acoustic guitars, and an image which somehow combines mod, old-skool punk, and 1970s rockstar burnout chic.  From the logo font and superimposed yellow, white, and blue Union Flag  I was half expecting Sweden’s answer to The Jam or The Who.  This estimate was not too far off the mark. Yes those four dudes are familiar, and should probably need no introduction to loyal Sleazegrinder readers; Sulo Karlsson is also singer with Sweden’s ‘Diamond Dogs’, and alongside him are Dave Tregunna (Lords of The New Church, Sham 69 etc), Terry Chimes (The Clash), and Mick Geggus (Cockney Rejects).  The two songs here show real promise, the vocals sound straight from The Clash and the music is tight, punchy, and well executed.  The biog describes them as ‘power pop’ and that’s a fair summation.  If you like those 1970s/80s Brit pop-punk Godfather’s such as The Clash, The Buzzcocks, and The Jam, then The Crunch will fill the modern day void very nicely.

~ Alex Eruptor

1 comment:

Michael Toland said...

Cool, thanks for the heads-up. I'll listen to anything Sulo's involved in, at least once.

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