Album Review: From Caplan to Belsize by Muncie Girls
Exceptionally Good, Based on 3 Critics
Punknews.org (Staff) - 90 Based on rating 4.5/5
Muncie Girlsâ€™ debut is full of heavy hitting poppy and indie songs all at once. Their debut album, From Caplan to Belsize shows just what the band is capable of with indie punk songs full of smart lyrics and catchy quips. The album has a perfect balance of what a solid band should sound like with a solid balance of songs to create a great debut.
From the opening refrains of their debut album, Muncie Girls set out to change the world. With their hearts on their sleeves, the Exeter trio's debut album is a whirlwind venture through everything they believe in. The vitality of their words is matched only by the group's vigour, and there's every sense that this is a band determined to make a difference.
Exeter racket-makers Muncie Girls might sound bouncier than The Magic Roundabout’s Zebedee on a hydraulic bouncy castle, but beneath the dynamic fervor, there’s a shadowy undertone. “For the next few years you can laugh and joke about your next victim,” sings the band’s vocalist-stroke-bassist Lande Hekt on ‘Respect’, while an unpleasant radio report of sexual assault plays, barely audible, underneath the thrashing guitars. ‘From Caplan to Belsize’ is built on that sort of two-way tension, even down to the Sylvia Plath-referencing album title.