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New Music of the Day – CXXVII: Castaway – The Franklys

pastedgraphic-2If there is a better garage rock band operating on the circuit today then I’m yet to stumble across them and just like bands such as The Runaways back in the day and IDestroy at the moment, they capture all the raw energy, swagger, verve and attitude of a small club band bursting out of their restrictive environment to take on the world.

Surprisingly smooth lead lines form a wonderful contrast to the spat out lyrics and this sweet and sour collision is the secret to their success. 60’s surf-pop is tempered by CBGB’s street-punk and rather than merely trying to beat the boys at their own game, they instead hold on to their feminine identity and create something which is both scary and sensual, intense and alluring. Quite a trick if you can do it.

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