The trouble with punk is this - it’s all about not conforming, but after so many years of non-conformity, the punk industry has formed a musical franchise that few bands can step away from.
Sparehed 3’s double A-side is satisfyingly bounce-friendly punk-pop of the west coast of America skater boy variety. It does well what has been done before (think early Green Day or new Ataris), but in this record it sounds like Sparehed 3 are covering their favourite punk records, rather than developing their own sound. Conversely, it would be naïve and premature to expect greatness from a band who have only recently been signed. Sparehed 3’s songs are full of innocently simple power chord charisma, reflecting the lyrical images of youth that the band sing about in their Americanised gristly vocals.
5Ed***d Mellett's Score