Punchy punk tunes
This record came out some time last year but we reckon it's still worth seeking out if you like short punchy punk tunes with heart. The EP LP is nine tracks but barely breaks 12 minutes, even so, Best Practices manage, in two minutes or less, to pack in some great melodies along with the nicely fuzzed up guitars and in your face vocal delivery; all the tracks contain hooky riffage and sing along vocal lines with tunes like All The Bull even having the odd little quirky guitar section - yep, they do pack a lot in.
Opener DeerHunter begins with a great melodic riff and almost screamy (but still understandable) vocals, the album has this feel throughout with a ton of great melodies woven through the otherwise scuzzy production. As briefly touched on above the album isn't nine tracks of straightforward melodic punk - an injection of nicely jagged and off kilter guitars liven things up, I wouldn't go so far as to say they're technically complicated moments but the tunes are also far from your standard chugga chugga fare which is a refreshing addition to their short sharp punk sound.
This is a way above average album of instantly likeable tunes and as it's been getting repeated spins from us for the last few weeks we think it's worth a recommendation. An album to dance to, to shout along to and it's also guaranteed to turn up your mood when you're feeling a bit off centre.