Punch Drunk is the second album from London-based trio More Kicks.?! The band’s self-titled debut album was a concise and ragged lesson in pop songwriting dripping in melody, cynicism and energy—Punch Drunk marks a new era for the band.?! Heavier, more expansive, more twists and turns.?! It veers from sparkling harmonies to fearsome riffing in the blink of eye, with never a second wasted.?! As with the first record, it was recorded live on to 2-inch tape.?! It’s bottled lightning and the sound of a band firing on all cylinders.
James Sullivan aka Sulli (vox / guitar), Kris Hood (drums),and Paolo Mantovani (bass / vox) have cooked up a rare alchemy.?! The result: a More Kicks song can touch on classic ’60s garage, ’70s NYC rock and roll, jagged ’90s guitar pop—all wrapped in a razor sharp bundle.?! A glance backwards and a decisive step forwards.
“When the world collapsed in 2020, I realised more than ever how much I rely on music and More Kicks,” says Sulli.?!