Label: Dirty Hit
Released: 15th October 2021
We’ve known for a while that this band are something special. Through a number of their previous projects, the trio have shown how they can pretty much do it all. From power pop to fizzing punk thrashes, to dreamy shoegaze to amped up hip-hop, the BLACKSTARKIDS sound is genre fluid, agile and dynamic.
‘Puppies Forever’ is their latest album and it contains everything you love about the band packed into one glorious collection. The pop songs here like the endearing daydreaming of ‘SO SWEET!’ or the widescreen ‘PALS’ are bigger than ever. This is the band presenting their best form on every level, supremely confident and effortlessly natural. There’s also a little more steel on show as they take on bigger themes like the bristling anger of ‘All Cops Are Bastards’.
BLACKSTARKIDS’ sound is built around evoking strong feelings, whether that’s nostalgia for simpler times or the importance of cherishing your friendships and the things you love, and they’re front in centre in defining a new era of artists representing what it means to be young.