The Muffs' first album in ten years finds the LA garage-punks sprightly and birdbrained as ever

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The Muffs - 'Whoop Dee Doo'


The Muffs – ‘Whoop Dee Doo’

Excepting the members of LA garage-punk trio The Muffs, whose last album was released in 2004, there are two types of people in the world: those who assumed them dead and buried, and those who never knew they existed to start with. Despite spending much of the ’90s on a major label, stardom eluded them: frontwoman Kim Shattuck is best known for her mysteriously brief tenure in the Pixies last year. ‘Whoop Dee Doo’ is sprightly and birdbrained as ever, though, middle age having no bearing on The Muffs’ teenage worldview, melodic directness and Shattuck’s sweetly rasping voice. Equal parts The Runaways and Weezer, but still going, and still good.

Noel Gardner


Record label:Cherry Red Records
Release date:29 Jul, 2014