‘Tiny Rascals’ is the newest single from three-piece French punk rockers South Berkeley.
‘Tiny Rascals’ brings a nostalgic feel back from the 90’s rock scene from the first second, with the first isolated guitar riff bringing back influences of bands such as Blink 182 and Yellowcard. Notably, the dual vocal style the band present flows well, with the vocals blending well while still giving a little edge and subtly effective harmonies. Yet, even with the bands great talent for subtle hidden harmonies and sounds, the track does seem to become repetitive over its 4 minute course with similar simplistic choruses and the same riff. That said, despite the simplification Of the chorus, it does create a contrast to the more descriptive, lyric inducing verses which does create a little twist up in the track which isn’t bad for their first track.
However, there is a reason ’90’s pop-punk’ is labelled as ’90’s’. The old style genre has evolved further to this day, and South Berkeley have managed to subtly bring out a modern twist to the track. If South Berkeley can bring through their modern twists further, their originality can be boosted even further in their next tracks. But for now, sit back and enjoy a little nostalgia in their debut track!