Friday, 11 March 2011

Hunx and His Punx - Too Young To Be In Love Review

On paper, Seth Bogart (aka Hunx) ticks all the boxes. Catchy three-chord songs, a badass backup girl group called The Punkettes, lyrics about heartbreak and (not) being too young to be in love. Last year’s Gay Singles was a witty twist on the conventions of Spector-esque pop – it queered up rock and roll. But on Too Young to Be In Love, Bogart’s bubble rather droops. This pastiche of 60s girl groups is missing the heart of darkness present in the best of the genre. The songs are catchy enough: title track Too Young To Be In Love chugs along melodically, but the stroppy Bad Boy lacks bite. And while it’s all in good fun, you’re left wishing there was more.


This review was originally published in the March Issue of Attitude.

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