Album review

Bombshell Rocks - From Here And On

They may be punks, but this five-piece purvey a sound redolent of a time before the punk aesthetic was codified and encompassed everything from Generation X to the Rich Kids.

While there's no letup of energy here, Bombshell Rocks display a surfeit of songcraft and production smarts without ever getting near the Green Day-soundalike mill that dominates the contemporary punk-pop scene.

Watch your backs, Bad Religion! The Great Swedish Takeover of rock continues unabated.

Rating: 3 / 10


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