Album Reviews

...And The Hangnails - DOG
7.0
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 16:22
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Thomas

DIY punk duo … And The Hangnails, made up of guitarist Martyn Fillingham and drummer Steven Reid, are back for another round with album number four. They recently got snagged up by Young Thugs Records, who have now released the band’s new album, “Dog”.

 

The album’s opening track “Don’t Waste My Time” immediately hits that sweet spot between garage and punk that makes me giddy with joy whenever I hear The Marked Men. They then keep the momentum going with the fuzzy rockers that are “Junk”, Too Far Gone” and “Enjoy It While It Lasts”, the latter two of which sound like a punkier version of The Vaccines.

 

Four songs in and you should already have a pretty good idea of what these guys are about… All ten tracks on here are upbeat, deliciously fuzzed up and catchy to boot. And they keep it up all the way until the Middle Class Rut-ish closer that is “Fear Only Fear”. Maybe a little more variety wouldn’t hurt things, but overall “DOG” is a guaranteed good time.

 

Track listing:

  1. Don't Waste My Time
  2. Junk
  3. Too Far Gone
  4. Enjoy It While It Lasts
  5. Nothing Wrong, Nothing Right
  6. Don't Say This Ain't The Way
  7. Answering Machine
  8. Do You Harm
  9. Adore // Repel
  10. Fear Only Fear