beachslangPhiladelphia punks Beach Slang’s sophomore record A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings is exactly that – a crash and bang, bleeding heart-on-your-sleeve tale of adolescent angst and nostalgia.

Adolescent angst you say? This might sound silly considering the band are all in their 40s but Loud Bash embodies the tales of their fans, with their own trip down memory lane. After the three-piece’s critically acclaimed debut The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, young fans reached out to the band to share their stories, bridging a generational gap that has never sounded so fresh.

“Play it loud, play it fast”, frontman James Alex growls over a tumbling riff on the thrilling opener Future Mixtape For The Art Kids, setting the scene for the rest of the record. Punks In A Disco Bar is a Saturday night bursting with rattling enthusiasm, Spin The Dial the self-deprecating one beer too many while Wasted Daze Of Youth is a heart-wrenching Sunday morning.

Loud Bash soundtracks the energy of youth and its depths of uncertainty,with Alex’s signature grumble contextualising every lyric. It’s relatable for youth living through this record, and nostalgic enough for the young at heart. Play it loud and play it fast.

A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings is out now via Cooking Vinyl.

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