Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Middle Boop Single Of The Week - Japandroids - Younger Us
It takes a certain sort of special band to be able to make a track that's 'feel good' whilst retaining a punk aesthetic and still sound amazing. Well, unsurprisingly to anyone who know Japandroids, they have the power to do just that.
The Canadian duo have quite a unique hold on their fans and the ability to inflict an element of nostalgia into their sound with Younger Us a bit of a hark back to a time before that whole southern American 90's punk scene had been totally inflicted by money (thus the genre of 'Pop-Punk' was born.) The hooks are enough to entice any sceptical listener and the racket that the two piece make is second to none.
Younger Us is three minutes of pounding drums, uplifting guitar lines and a fiendishly catchy chorus. Without compromise Japandroids have created a huge following with a reputation for wild live performances, if you haven't had a chance to check them out yet, Younger Us is a great place to start.
Words : Gordon Reid