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Kicked To The Curb
The Young Rochelles Kicked To The Curb Punk Rock Theory
Friday, November 10, 2023 - 19:04
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Originally slated for release in 2020, the now slightly less Young Rochelles are finally back with their sophomore release. ‘Kicked To The Curb’ is out now on Sounds Rad and packs no less than 14 new cuts of the highly melodic variety.

While there are still tons of obvious nods to bands like the Ramones, Queers and Screeching Weasel, ‘Kicked To The Curb’ sees The Young Rochelles move away from straight-up Ramonescore as they ramp up the overall sweetness and have obviously grown as songwriters. The result? 14 tracks worth of vocal harmonies, hard-hitting drums, buzzing guitars and slick leads and choruses. Personal favorites include 'The End Of Us' and 'I Don't Wanna Grow Apart' but honestly, every single song on here rivals Masked Intruder's best work. This is sugary pop-punk bliss that deserves to be played often and as loud as you can.

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.