Offering a superb blend of anthemic, football terrace punk sing-alongs and alt-rock swagger, infectious, almost pop accessibility and a whole load of driving backbeats and razor wire riffs, Packetloss are the bridge between old-school punk and modern alt-rock, using pop-punk and even some more understated approaches as stepping stones between what was and what is.

The art is to mix in enough comfort zones with the sound of musical evolution, which is precisely what they do here; the result is a set of songs that are both fresh and yet somehow familiar. Now that’s clever. Very clever indeed.

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