Friday, May 8, 2009

The Takeover UK - Ah la la

There are not very many young bands that can tactfully borrow from the past and melt themselves across genres. But the Takeover UK successfully takes the pop sensibility of the '60s and meshes it with Class of '77 punk rock. Unabashedly pop, with a punk attitude shining through thick power chords and vocals that teeter between sugar and snarl...this IS exciting pop music.

Out now, just in time for summer, is the EP It's All Happening, to be followed by the debut full-length, Running With The Wasters - both out on Rykodisc.