Molly & The Krells and The ‘Relationshit’ EP.
The debut EP from Sydney Rock n’ Roll Punks Molly & The Krells took me by surprise. The majority of the Aussie Punk-Rock I found during my time living and travelling the East Coast was predominantly fast Skate Punk and Melodic Hardcore and thats ok.
‘Ok‘ is an understatement but all I am doing is digressing further so lets put a cork in that and focus now. The band’s debut EP carries such a dated and in many ways Proto-Punk sound that it is really quite refreshing rather than regurgitating.
‘Relationshit’ almost teases you with early 90’s Pop-Punk in the opening riff but then carries a tone closer to Iggy And The Stooges instead. The song is playful and as far as big name-drops go, the Ramones, Green Day and even a slight Surf-Rock tone can be take from this Garage Punk Rock n’ Roll.
‘All Or Nothing’ is more melodic and stylistically Punk-Rock than its predecessor and carries such an infectious witty chorus that you are left with your own cheeky grin.
The best thing about this band and the way they play their vein of Punk-Rock is how they bring the old to the new in such away that you can hear where the genre would eventually go and where it did actually go in the same song. ‘All Or Nothing’ is an absolute banger.
The band’s fondness of Blues-Rock is evident on the opener of the final instalment, ‘You’re Gonna Lose’. The guitar tone on this final track has such a lovingly sharp screech that air guitars are out in abundance, with the rest of the air-band not far behind.
Molly & The Krells could go absolutely anywhere after this EP and I really hope we find out where very soon.
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