I can't resist a good strident punk tone, and the Gentlemen Rogues have that in abundance. But the Rogues have quite a few tricks up their sleeves. If I can mix metaphors, pop-punk isn't the only hat they wear, or even the best one. A History Repeating is fun to listen to because each song tackles a different genre. "Mocking Love Out of Nothing At All" hits you in the face, but "Cap in Hand" is an almost-folk almost-ballad. Both take on the themes of broken relationships, but one is a little more cool-headed than the other. The band's most inventive track is their cover of Erasure's "A Little Respect," which sounds like the hybrid of 60s pop and garage rock. The Gentlemen Rogues are hungry for greatness, and they've got the chops to get there.
Gentlemen Rogues -- Official, Facebook, Purchase from iTunes, Purchase CD from End Sounds
ALSO! One of my favorite bands, Kings, is finally recording their follow-up album and could use some help getting there!
Kings -- Official, Bandcamp