The Bronx - The Bronx
For years punk was in the thrall of the pop punk of Blink 182 and Green Day. Now, finally, with bands like Gallows, Fucked Up and The Bronx it’s retaking the world of hardcore and crawling is way from the underground once again. Confusingly this is the third eponymous album from The Bronx (following 2003 and 2006’s self-titled releases) and they’re as rousing as ever: hardcore but instantly accessible. Frontman Matt Caughthran has a Perry Farrell edge to his voice, particularly on ‘Pleasure Seeker’, where the band sound like a ragged Jane’s Addiction at their furious best. Bouncing buzzbomb guitars and righteous fury combine for a gripping thrill ride.