Dirty Filthy Mugs-Up in the downs
The sophomore album from Dirty Filthy Mugs is a mix of numerous. Tracks like like "Intro", "Bodkin Downs" and "She's a riot" call on a bouncing pumped out style not far off from Dropkick Murphys and Rancid (minus the reggae bits). There are plenty of fist pumping poppy punk romps on this disc. Also several songs like "Blocked up and smashed" and "In walked the devil" have a definite early AC/DC groove leading the way. This isn't a deep, involved album, but that wasn't their intention. This simple, but fun punk rock with lots of choruses to sing along with. The greatest strength for this band is not just that they know to create hooks, but they also know to sell them. It's a little more sugar coated than I wished at times, but their concise bursts and knack for catching your attention are enough to make it worth checking out.