Tweens - 'Tweens'
Cincinnati trio graduate from high school choirs to bratty bubblegum punk triumphs
8 / 10
Before joining Tweens, Bridget Battle’s only musical experience came from being part of her high school choir. And while the 21-year-old might have the sugary voice for traditional classics, fronting this Cincinnati bubblegum punk trio shows off her partying side. ‘Be Mean’ laments “a really great, great guy” for being too nice, while ‘Don’t Wait Up’ slows the record’s hurtling pace to find her pleading, “I want to get wired under the city lights… I wanna stay up all night”. With their debut album, Battle and bandmates Peyton Copes and Jerri Queen have made the perfect soundtrack for raucous late nights. It’s far grubbier and more riotous than any high school musical.
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