“This is proper 1976/77 punk in the same vein as the Boys, the Vibrators, Generation X …rock ‘n’ roll influenced by pub rock and glam with a smidgen of punk attitude. Frankly and Kings of Summer have that Billy Idol sneer and great-big Bollocks guitar sound but are basically soppy love songs. (Bug) has a fabulous chugging pace and that classic Motown/Shangri-La’s/Mary Chain intro.It’s corny and clichéd but it rocks and it rolls and the Hooligan Crooners are absolutely appropriately named, because they look like thugs but sing like Crosby in a leather bike jacket.”
Genre: DIY, 1976/1977 Punk
Nan Hools: sings and things.
Clement Passant: skins and things and sings.
Kouett Bugman: strings and things and sings and feedback.
Barry “Bools” Hools: big strings, strings and sings and things and feedback.
Home Town: France/Netherlands
For Fans Of: The Boys, Gen X, Vibrators, Rudi with some Social Distortion, Rancid. Throw in some T Rex, Slade, Mott and some Gene Vincent and Link Wray for good measure