Released back in May, Control Social Club is the rather fine debut EP from Glasgow punk band Rascalton. With a total running time of less than ten minutes the four songs here provide the perfect adrenaline fuelled antidote to the approaching gloom of winter.
The band don’t hang about on opening track ‘Told you So.’ Imagine early Libertines colliding head on with The Strokes and you would have a fair idea of what’s served up here. Short, sharp and seasoned with wit it’s a great attention grabber.
‘Police’ is a frenetic punk anthem that will leave you breathless. With its punchy verses and super catchy chorus this is surely the pick of the tracks here. Things don’t let up though as ‘Lonely Faces’ maintains the high energy level of the previous two tracks.
Things are slowed down ever so slightly on closing track ‘Lost Generation’. Still full of energy this is a more melodic affair with a couple of pleasing changes in tempo. It’s a strong ending to a short yet highly satisfying collection.
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