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Together Pangea rock as large as their mega continent geographical namesake. Their sound is perfectly pitched for a transatlantic audience with the sunshine of their native California, and a darker, more European cloudiness seeping through the album.

It’s fast and furious bubblegum pop punk scraped off psychedelic sandals, and chucked in the corner of the garage where they make their mischief creating tunes like Sick Shit and Cat Man. Opener, Alive doesn’t really set the tempo for the whole album, as it woozily slows and speeds like a Ferrari on an autobahn with speed bumps; but it does show that William Keegan (guitar & vocals) Danny Bengston (bass) and Erik Jimenez (drums) can make a lot of noise, but with a cunning undercurrent of awesome musicianship that belies the shortness of their tunes.

There are long and banging drum fills, sinewy basslines, and a raft of riffs that conjure up 90’s grunge via the harder end of the 60’s and 70’s. River has a great, nagging lyrical refrain and sums up the album really: “…looking at the river coz the river can run”. Shallow yet deep. Moody yet optimistic.

You won’t have long to make up your mind once you have listened to the whole album, but then again, you honestly don’t need it. Badillac knows how to get your attention and keep it.

News on 2015 UK dates coming soon