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Review: 'SONS'
'Sweet Boy'   

-  Label: '[PIAS] Recordings'
-  Genre: 'Punk/New Wave' -  Release Date: '22nd July 2022'

Our Rating:
The anarchic video to this album’s first single (Nothing) sums up the energy and unleashed anger of this CAPS LOCK band from Melsele (North of Flanders, near Antwerp, Belgium). Singer/guitarist Robin Borghgraef says the song is about “feeling numb and emotionless. Dealing with a lack of impulses by searching for a kick or a rush”.

‘Sweet Boy’ is the follow up to the four-piece band's debut ‘Family Dinner’ and, although it is described as a ‘coming of age’ record, don’t expect any deep insights about getting older. What you get instead is a restless adrenaline rush of turbo-charged testosterone fuelled garage rock.

With eleven songs in under 39 minutes, it’s all fairly breathless stuff. “Some things are better when you leave them all behind” Borghgraef sings in a rare moment of reflectiveness on Momentary Bliss. This signals a general reluctance to look backwards and a go for broke forward push towards an uncertain future.    

  author: Martin Raybould

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SONS - Sweet Boy