Monday, 26 March 2012

Bleeding Knees Club - Nothing To Do

So that sweet sunshine we've been experiencing these past few days here in the UK has got us all psyched for Summer. Sure, Spring has only just kicked off, but there's something about the lack of rain & cold weather that instantly whacks us Brits into 'Summer Mode'(Yep, it's that same 'thing' that involves gross sweaty dudes thinking it's appropriate to whip off their shirts art any given moment. All together now, "eww...")

As everyone knows, the most important part of your entire Summer is the soundtrack. And when it came to picking ours for 2012, it was a no-brainer. After an album full of teenage angst, raw energy and a plethora of short-but-sweet surf-punk songs? Then Nothing To Do by Bleeding Knees Club is the one for you.

The debut album by the painfully cool Aussie duo is the epitome of carefree, adolescent Summer fun. With Bleeding Knees Club lying somewhere between The Ramones and Wavves, Nothing To Do is filled low-fi garage-pop anthems about girls and dudes hanging out, throwing rocks at cars, whatever. Teenage shenanigans at their finest. Though the album only runs for about half an hour, that's half an hour of killer guitars, catchy choruses, wild drumming and untamed slacker-punk. 

Highlights include 'Problem Child', 'Who Are You' and 'Lipstick', but the standout track for us has gotta be 'Girls Can Do Anything'; a feisty little feelgood tune about how awesome and unstoppable chicks are. Now isn't that the perfect title-track for all your indie-girl Summer road trips?

check 'em out here