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Saturday's Heroes - 'Pineroad' Hot

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I honestly love this album, and I truly believe you will too.

People often think of Punk Rock as being mainly a British and American phenomenon – not realising that Punk is also huge in the Scandinavian countries, the fans there often being the most savage and rowdy when attending gigs! D-Beat is particularly big out there (Punk derived from the sound of Discharge), but equally so is Melodic Punk, and today we are talking about the latter.

Hailing from Finspang in Sweden comes the excellent Saturday's Heroes, a melody-filled Punk quartet, who (to my ears anyway) fuse the likes of Shelter, Bad Religion, The Offspring and Screeching Weasel to glorious effect.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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This is stuff that puts a smile on your face and sets your feet tapping furiously. I already had the two Swedish-vocal version singles before this full album came out – 'Granvagan' (the Swedish version of the album title) and 'The Shame' – so I knew what followed would be wonderful, and true to form... and it's just that.

The choruses are infectious, the guitars tear along with chainsaw precision and the rhythm section is pumped up and primed, bouncing along with boundless energy. This is uplifting (on the whole), cheery and feel good music, all sing-along, heartfelt and genuinely soulful... one might argue a rarity amongst Punk bands, but I swear to you it's true. 'Celebrate Nothing', 'Rebel', 'Declaration Of Youth', 'Back For You' and the fabulous 'When We Fight' are all bona-fide anthems, songs from the heart and soul, and it is endearing stuff. I honestly love this album, and I truly believe you will too.

Chris O'Connor

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