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TOMMY AND THE COMMIES – Here Come Tommy and the Commies

TOMMY AND THE COMMIES – Here Come Tommy and the Commies

Tommy and the CommiesFrom Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Tommy and the Commies have just released their debut recording for Slovenly Recordings, Here come Tommy and the Commies!The eight-track album contains sixteen minutes of pop-punk power in the spirit of The Undertones and The Buzzcocks.

The album opens with the superb Devices and I’m transported back to those saccharine sweet days on Feargal Sharkey and the Derry boys and the beautiful simplicity of Teenage Kicks. The rocking and rolling follow up, Straight Jacket drips with melody and hooks with no shortage of urgent punk rock energy.

On Permanent Fixture, the band sound a little more like Magazine as the vocals have a little higher pitch and the guitars bounce along with an innocent power whilst Hurtin’ Boys reminded me of the Sham 69 Hersham Boys (maybe it’s the title) as the beats pound and riffs shred and the bass guitar bounds along!

Suckin’ In Your 20’s is more The Clash than The Undertones and this one simply rocks with energy and nihilistic power, but Throwaway Love returns to a pop-punk sound replete with a super guitar lick. The penultimate song, So Happy has elements of Jilted John meeting the Buzzcocks and the fun album closes with Reggie Rocks where the band speed things up with a slightly rawer sound hinting at some DIY garage rock roots and Toy Dolls style lyrics.

This one is energetic and damn good fun.


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