Perhaps that's mostly because I know punk rock, and certainly the modern style, as a grainy, dirty and fast music style. If you mention "punk", I think about The Exploited, Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Kids. But if you mention "modern punk", I think NOFX, Sick Of It All, Bad Religion, Millencolin... You get the idea. Well, as far as I'm concerned, Electric Beans can drop the "modern" part and go right to back to writing these vintage punk rock songs.
And that's actually a good thing. Throughout the album, I'm constantly reminded of bands like The Kids, The Wolfbanes,The Scabs or The Paranoiacs perhaps. Yes, Belgian rock bands who brought a sense of musicianship and decent songwriting to the world of punk. While the music still has that raunchy, socio-critical edge, there are some damn good songs on this album. 'What The Hell' for example, or the heaviest song "Comptine Punk", which actually is the most punk rock song here.
What Electric Beans mostly remind me of, are the summer festivals. One hot afternoon, cold beer in the hand, band playing on stage, promo-girls handing out stuff you absolutely don't need and the smell of fatty hamburgers in the air. It's one of my favorite things of all time, and quite frankly, I usually love these moments more than I like the headliners. As far as I'm concerned, Electric Beans can play a lot of festivals this year. I'm sure they will make a lot of people happy.