Melbourne modernist trio AM Reruns announce their debut self-titled LP, due 9 August and on vinyl from 23 August. Conceived by guitar player and singer Andy Campbell, AM Reruns' 10 tracks of mod guitar music marry classic pop intros to the hyper-compressed structures of Red Bird 7"s: each song is brief, thrilling, noisy and vital. The result is an idiosyncratic take on '70s LA punk rock with a sliver of Northern England drama.
Formed in December 2016, the band took their cues from iconoclasts Johnny Marr, The Only Ones and The Plimsouls, with a dose of heady escapism from teenage dramas Buffy The Vampire Slayer and The O.C. Opening with their defining statement, the midnight pulse of "Looking For A Victim" - a Marr-tinged riff tapping into a rich vein of 80s post-punk - the album shows off the band's eclecticism, skirting proto-punk on latest single "Vicious," Mats-esque romance on "Bad Time Child" and L.A. power pop on "Dial-in Static." The LP includes appearances from Baby Blue's Rhea Caldwell ("Slow Learner") and MAGNETS' Siobhan McGinnity (on the Everly Brothers-inspired "Formal Night"). At 31 minutes in length (the same running time as A Hard Day's Night) AM Reruns' is a timeless sound: a new-wave, rock'n'roll rush for a new generation.