I've got a soft spot for the type of pop punk that Punched Out (from northern Sweden) play. It sounds a bit like The Queers with some Social Distortion riffs thrown in for good measure, along with catchy choruses and predominately silly lyrics about being a loser. It's not very original at all, but executed well. The lyrics are perhaps Punched Out's weakness; I don't think there's a single sentence on the entire EP that I haven't heard in a song previously, but even though it sometimes verges on being just a bit too cheesy, it works okay most of the time. I'd definitely go to one of their shows and buy any forthcoming albums from Punched Out. One to watch for all you old school pop-punk fans out there!
- Simon Tagestam