Thugs in dub

The first single from the Transplants album 'Haunted Cities', this is something a bit different. Not the Rancid-esque tune you might expect if you've never heard the Transplants, this leans more to a dub style. With a repetitive guitar and a Hammond-style organ in the background, it's a catchy enough tune but nothing special really. It does have a quite radio friendly feel though and no doubt that was one of the reasons it was picked as a single.

It has a laid back feel all the way through, even the rapping section sounds soft and reserved, there's just nothing about this record that jumps out at you. Worth checking out with an open mind, it might turn some of the punk crowd on to something new; after you've done that though feel free to go back to what you know best.