Tastes Like Rock Magazine

The Connectors - Half Measures (Single)



Posted 2/8/15 - 11:53 PM ET

Tastes Like Rock - The Connectors - Half Measures Review
Tastes Like Rock - The Connectors - Half Measures Review

London based, stripped down, punk rock duo The Connectors' garage punk lo-fi single "Half Measures" recalls old school British punk with a hint of '77 NYC punk attitude for a sweet mix of two distinct punk flavors. The song is nothing but Andy's vocals and scratchy guitar with Danny's simple but powerful two snare, one tom, one bass, and two cymbal rig; "Half Measures" isn't a driving, maxed out on power chords punk song, but there is no denying its genre. The song has an almost reel-to-reel quality to the sound, which makes it all the better in a landscape of over produced recordings that might as well be auto-tuned... if they aren't already. The Connectors are a London minimalist punk rock outfit that the world should be paying attention to, they've blended punk and jam band; jam stylings come in with the flowing nature of the guitar and drum arrangements very well and this reviewer is digging it. Remember the band's name, I'm looking forward to writing about them again in the future and I think there are other publications that will be in agreement once they get a listen.

The Connectors get a solid 4 out of 5 for "Half Measures".

The Connectors are Andy (vocals and guitar) and Danny (drums). For more from The Connectors visit http://theconnectors.tumblr.com.

- Michael Meade