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Noise Pop, Punk, Riot Grrrl

BoxCat – Something

I posted about Boxcat’s debut single this time last year so it’s good to return to this Cardiff based band and their brand of punk rock a year later via their new EP Something. The aforementioned single was riot grrrl inspired but on the opening tracks here the band seem to have migrated over to a full on pop-punk sound. Not that is a bad thing as Ghost and Anti-Social Gathering demonstrate as the fuzzy guitars team up well with the joint female/male vocal passages.

Got Money? with the opening reggae infused beats which gives way to power-pop guitars reminds me somewhat of Colour Me Wednesday and that is no surprise as both bands share political inspired words and DIY punk-pop sound. The shouty seven second Leaf Me Alone is followed by the No Refunds which is my pick of the bunch here. Witty, poppy and very good with it too. A bit like the whole EP really.

Something is available on digital formats from here including a version with a zine which acts as a physical copy of the EP.

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