Punk and rock n' roll reviews from Lord Rutledge and friends
Saturday, July 01, 2017
New single from TV Crime!
Let's kick off a new month in style! It was just last year that I posted on Nottingham, U.K.'s TV Crime for the very first time. The band's debut single was one of 2016's best, and I just had a hunch that something even better was in store for the future. And so here we are. TV Crime's new single "Clocking In" b/w "Clocking Out" has me declaring that this is one of the hottest up-and-coming punk rock bands on the planet. I think that with this record, we have a clearer idea of who TV Crime really is. The rough-edged garage punk of the "Hooligans" single gives way here to a catchy '77 punk sound with powerful and soulful vocals. You can hear the advances in songwriting and production, but none of that comes at the expense of pure energy. Both of these tracks deliver quite a jolt, and I love how melodic guitar leads, a crackling rhythm section, and those aforementioned vocals all come together so splendidly. Drunken Sailor Records, which continues to associate itself with much of the top talent in the punk world, will be releasing the vinyl later this summer. In the meantime, you can download the digital single over at TV Crime's Bandcamp and join me in awaiting what should be a tremendous debut album!