Punk Fox (2016)
This is another record that was sent to me to review that I let sit around for much longer than I should have. Apologies for that to Punk Fox. I wish I could say it was worth the wait and a gushing review is about to be written, but sadly that isn't the case. On the plus side, I didn't hate it either.
Diablo Furs are a band that's mashing together a bunch of rock and roll influences with mixed results. A side "Sweet Janine" has a really fuzzy, yet somehow slick guitar sound. In some ways it reminds me a lot of Ash, but only from a tone perspective. While I do enjoy the main guitar riff and the music in general, the vocals don't really do it for me. They also employ a fuzzy distortion that doesn't really work for me. That being said, it's not bad at all, I just don't see it being the sort of thing I'd listen to very much.
Of the flip side is "Flowers To Burn." I don't like this one as much. The fuzz is still there, but it's not as catchy as "Sweet Janine." The song moves along at an okay clip, but for me it kind of falls off a cliff at the end where the band just keeps shouting "Flowers to Burn" for a while. Perhaps if you're into some mid eighties style fuzz-punky throwback, this might be up your alley. I think I can only throwback to the 90's without adverse side effects.
Diablo Furs - "Sweet Janine":