If you’ve been digging our recent foray into bands such as The Accelerators, The Manges and such like, you might like to give The New Rochelles a listen. A three-piece based in the New York area, they wear their love of Ramones – style bubblegum pop punk on their sleeves, writing short, fast, catchy songs with energy.
Bassist Rookie, [most surely not the name his mother originally bestowed upon him] has been in touch to tell us about their album, released last year, which showers you with twelve tracks of their trademark style. Released on DIY – style label Bright & Barrow Records, the album trades on early Weasel style tuneage – the style which made DeHud and I seek out Boogadaboogadaboogada back in 1988.
The New Rochelles aren’t breaking any boundaries in terms of new and unusual sounds – they are up front about their love for Da Brudders and they play their chosen style with energy and commitment. Original it may not be but they do the three chord punk thing with some great harmonies and tunes – it brings a smile to your face, makes you tap your Converse-clad foot, and hey – what more can you ask for?
The debut release may be some months old, but Rookie tells me that they are currently in the process of putting the finishing touches to six brand new tracks, which will be finding their way to release via various split eps with some other bands soon. They’re worth watching out for, and we’ll keep you up to date on their progress, but for now, check out the stream below of their debut, complete with ‘1234’ introductions!