SINGLE REVIEW: LoGoZ – Disgraceland (self-released)
LoGoZ are a pop-punk band from Ashington who have been building a growing following around the North East for a few years now.
Peesh (vocals/guitar), Paul (guitar/vocals) and Carlos (drums) have been a going concern since 2012, and they’re sometimes joined by Peesh’s son Kieran on bass, which gives their sound another dimension.
This three-track single is their first new music since 2018’s Long Time Dead EP, and it finds the band in prime ‘schizofrantic punk rock melodica’ mood, to use their own description of their sound.
Lead track Disgraceland is three and a half minutes of catchy as hell pop-punk, and, for me, one of the best songs they’ve written yet.
Featuring the sort of swaggering guitar riffs that used to mark Green Day out from the crowd, it’s an earworm which you’ll want to listen to on repeat, and you won’t be able to resist joining in with its coda, “celebrate your own decay”.
Second track Bones Of Yesterday first emerged last year, and it’s another slice of slick pop-punk, powered by a deliciously dirty riff, and the release is completed by a demo, Drop Kick Days, which tackles the subject of depression, in LoGoZ’s usual upbeat style.
Frontman Peesh tells me the band are hoping to get an album together later in the year, and on this evidence that’ll be something to really look forward to.
The first two tracks are available to download from all good streaming services, or you can buy the single as a three-track CD at gigs or direct from the band via their Facebook page HERE.
Regular gigging means they are a band who are going from strength to strength, and improving all the time. Barely a weekend goes by when you don’t see their name on a bill somewhere.
LoGoZ have earned their chops with support slots with the likes of Dirt Box Disco, Maid Of Ace, Supersuckers, Cyanide Pills, The Bar Stool Preachers, Gimp Fist and The Soap Girls.
They have lots of gigs coming up, including a support slot with Spunk Volcano And The Eruptions in York on May 16, and a show at the O2 Academy in Newcastle on May 30. They also make a debut appearance at the North East Calling all-dayer in Newcastle on September 26.