(record review)RUNDOWN KREEPS-“Illside Village”(FirstOff Records)

FirstOff Records is a relatively young label, but they keep releasing awesome albums by fantastic bands! This one is one of such records. Rundown Kreeps just released their new album and I listened to it and reviewed it for this webzine.


Rundown Kreeps are a three piece ska melodic punkrock band from California, Los Angeles area. They were formed in 2009. playing the fine mix of melody, ska dancing rythms and punkrock with heart, soul and balls. This album contains 12 songs and I am now listening to it for the fifth time and am amazed by the energy, feel good anthemic choruses and sing along parts. The vocals, as you readers know are very important to me in such music and this band delivers excellent vocals and backing vocal harmonies. I loved the doo wop influenced ska song “Not a Clue” with a great speedy part at the end of the song, making it one of my personal favorites on this record. The lyrics are personal but with a good dose of irony and humour and I always love when the emotion is incorporated into punkrock songs. The other personal favorites on this record are “Worst Day Since Yesterday” and “Pulling Pins”, but all of the songs are just excellent. This is one of the best punkrock bands that came out this year!



Follow Rundown Kreeps on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rundownkreepsLA/

Get the album on Bandcamp: https://firstoffrecords.bandcamp.com/album/illside-village

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