Pop-punk did some strange things to the music world. Although I try desperately to quit separating music into genres, I still cringe when someone refers to Avril Lavigne as “punk” or even a band like Green Day who is often considered punk. In all actuality neither are anything remotely close to punk. The origins of punk could be traced back to acts such as The Rolling Stones and The Who. Whether it was their attitudes or often aggressive instrumentation, one could certainly argue that it was the start. From there, the genre gathered steam with bands like The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Dead Kennedys, The Damned etc. Now personally, when I think of punk music, I recall bands like Social Distortion and even outlaw acts such as Johnny Cash. Artists who didn’t necessarily rely on the noise that most people associate with “pop-punk”, but rather the message and the jagged edges of the vessels that carried them. Sounds that could fit any landscape from the wild west to a surf town.
Lydia Night of The Regrettes may only be 17 years old and her bandmates (Maxx Morando, Sage Nicole, and Genessa Gariano) are all 21 or under, but this group of young adults is bringing back a sound reminiscent of true punk music and a “sure you wanna fuck with us?” personality for good measure. I recently came across a Fender session for their song “Seashore” and was captivated by their uniqueness. It’s not often that you find a throwback sound that comes across as genuine as theirs does.
The Regrettes have been catching on more and more over the last couple of years and I have this feeling we will be hearing a whole lot more of them in the future.
Check out The Regrette‘s Fender sessions video for “Seashore” below!
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