A horrible hack

the Chantey Hook


Year Released: 2012
Format: CD
Label: self released
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Mar 23, 2013
One of the things I like most about this website is when I get a letter that says something like this one: ďnoticed you had a reviewed a couple of members from this bandís old band, Super Chinchilla Rescue Mission way back when. We had a couple of releases out on ADD Records and Snuffy Smile about ten years ago. Figured Iíd throw this new project over your way if you feel like reviewing itĒ. Hell yes I feel like reviewing it! Thanks for sending it in, guy from long forgotten pop punk band. I donít really remember what SCRM sound like, ten years down the line, but I get the feeling it wasnít too far removed from this - all heartfelt, whiskey-ed up vocals and fine melodies. Itís suitably age worn with a little melancholy edge, which is a key feature I look for in my melodic punk rock music. Second track ďDeal ĎemĒ is the pick of the bunch, it clicked with me instantly - really good shit. The Chantey Hook kick through their 4 songs on this little EP with plenty of gusto and good ideas, when youíre a band playing this kind of music youíve already accepted that itís all been done and youíll never quite be Leatherface, but if youíre clued up enough you make sure you write some quality songs. Thatís what Chantey Hook have done. Canít say fairer than that.

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