If Green Day’s rock operas were too outlandish, then The Gaslight Anthem should provide the right balance of punk and soul. The 4 Jersey boys with golden smiles have described their sound as “Bruce Springsteen singing for a Cure cover band, with a tinge more aggression.”
To illustrate that further, think of The Ramones covering ‘Hungry Heart’. The Gaslight Anthem has already made music history as the first band to ever appear on the cover of Kerrang! without prior coverage from the magazine. Their sophomore album The ’59 Sound proves that mature songwriting can go hand-in-hand with pop punk melodies. With lyrics focused on hard luck, hope, the labours of love, and Joe Strummer, grown-up pop punk fans can finally relate again.
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