Last year around autumn I was texting with Sean from The Affect Heuristic and Goodbye Blue Monday and we were talking about scottish bands I should definitely check out. He said I have to check out a band called The Kimberly Steaks and when Mr. Sean says so, I instantly did so.
A few weeks ago they released a new record called Confessions of a justified cynic and I had a listen and then a second and then it was on constant repeat.
Take Kerplunk-era Green Day, add a little more dirty punk and better production to it, transfer them into 2019 and you get The Kimberly Steaks. I’m not sure if it’s fair to compare them with a band like Green Day, but all of you guys out there will get what I mean as soon as you listen to their opening song Too far gone. Early 90ies poppunk mixed with some Ramones-core stuff, some really catchy melodies straight forward in your face.
My favourite song on that record is What happened to me which includes all the things I mentioned earlier. Although I have to say, the whole record itself is my favourite track.
From song to song going by, you think how much more catchyness can a record have?
It feels like early 90ies pop-punk-heaven.
– written by Martin
1. Too far gone
2. What happened to me
3. M74 revisited
4. All weh ad
5. Lifeless company
6. Out of life
8. Nothing tot hink about
9. Running out the clock
10. Not ready
11. Too far gone, pt. 2
You can stream the songs and follow the band here: