Scottish trio Cuddly Shark has an old school hardcore punk sound seeping from every chord on much of this new single, there is a fuzzy Dischord-ish raw abandon on ‘The Sheriff Of Aspen Bay’ but filtered through a really great melody; catchy and touching and with absolutely no ‘art-punk’ pretention. The track rocks pretty hard, it’s really heavy, direct and raw but that tuneful edge makes it instantly likeable. ‘Cherry Cherry’ is a Neil Diamond cover and works remarkably well, the band really put their own spin on the tune, ramping it up and putting a fuzzy layer over everything. ‘Cuddly Jim’ is a sweet little folk tune with acoustic guitar and a lovely vocal, the melody really resonates and stays with you. Three excellent tracks from a great new band we’ll be looking out for more from in the future.