Three geeky kids from Minneapolis with a ragged guitar assault? Stop/start dynamics? Intense power? Abrasive sonics paired with catchy tunes? Yes, that does sound like Husker Du at their very best, but that feral pop crown has been passed to Boys Club.
Girls Of Today is my pick of their singles; even better is the b-side, Are You Gonna Be My Baby, which with its grit, harmonies and rugged bounce wouldn’t be out of place on either of those great Rhino DIY power pop compilations.
Thanks to Andrew of the I Smiled Yesterday team, who turned me on to Boys Club. You can listen to the new ISY podcast here.