It’s only around 18 months since The Crunch released their debut album, but they’re now back with their second album – Brand new brand.
In case you haven’t heard anything about The Crunch, the band itself may be fairly new but the members are all experienced musicians- Sulo Karlsson (Diamond dogs), Mick Geggus (Cockney rejects), Dave Tregunna (Sham 69 / Lords of the new church), and Terry Chimes (The Clash). Since the release of the debut album they’ve been joined full time by Idde Schultz who had previously contributed her vocals during their live shows.
The lead single from the album was Neon Madonna – check out the video here…
That song really gives a great idea of what to espect – catchy pop-rock that mixes in a punk edge to it. Idde Schultz’s backing vocals work well with Sulo Karlsson’s harder lead vocals. For “Solid rock steady”, Idde takes over the lead vocal duties and sounds great.
The songs are all short – around the three minute mark, so there’s no time for long guitar solos or anything like that, but what it does mean is that every song is short and punchy. The 12 songs on the album only add up to 34 minutes, but it doesnt feel short.
This is a great album – the punk influence to the sound really helps them stand out from the crowd and they’ve produced an album full of great catchy songs. Well worth buying.
“Brand new brand” will be released on 30th April 2015
1. Lonely beat of the heart
2. Limited edition
3. Neon Madonna
4. Banner of faith
5. Brand new brand
6. 25 hours a day
7. Solid rock steady
8. Seeing is believing
9. Barricade blues
10. Return to form
11. Save the glow
12. Go back to go