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Tusky Tusky Punk Rock Theory
Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 14:32
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On album number four, Dutch band Tusky have a whole lot of different things going on. All of which you have already heard before, yet somehow they totally get away with it and manage to make everything sound all nice and fresh again. You’ll hear everything from Biffy Clyro and Taking Back Sunday to straight up pop-punk and brütal hardcore on the band’s self-titled album. On paper, it may look like it shouldn’t work together. But I guess that is exactly where Tusky’s strengths lie: they throw everything but the kitchen sink at these songs, and somehow make it work.

Take a song like ‘Circles’: it rocks, comes with a killer chorus, singalong parts, a downright brutal second half, yet it’s always catchy. ‘Babybird’ is emo/pop punk with a shoegaze-y guitar lead, ‘Fight Or Flight’ goes from Deafheaven to catchy in the blink of an eye’ and ‘Fixer-Upper’ packs so many different elements I don’t even know where to begin. And the one-minute closer that is ‘Lights Out’ is a track that Comeback Kid simply hasn’t gotten round to writing yet.

While Tusky might score a little less on originality, they have most definitely released an album that will jumpstart any party.

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.