Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Nasty Rumors - Straight To Your Heart

It has been a couple years since I last reviewed Nasty Rumors, and the Swiss foursome has been quite busy in the interim! Nasty Rumors have now released five singles, a compilation album, and a proper full-length LP recently released by the ever-reliable Wanda Records. Straight To Your Heart is the name of the new album, and I must say that the band's classic punk sound goes straight to my heart! This is the sound I've always loved and don't hear nearly enough from bands these days: pure '77 style punk/pop a la Ramones, Buzzcocks, and Generation X. This album totally hits the mark with 11 tracks ranging from the pogo-worthy "Riot Girl" to the straight poppy punk of the title track to the almost pure power pop of "Vis A Vis". Everything about this record is on point for me. I love the guitar sound. I love the vocals. And I love that all of these songs were seemingly crafted with the intention of people singing along. Punk music can be a lot of different things, but I'm glad that sometimes it's still fun. Straight To Your Heart is a perfect case in point. It's got hooks for days and a spirit that will take you straight back to 1977. Hats off to Wanda Records for putting music like this into the world!


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