The Regrettes - Feel Your Feelings Fool (Warner Records) 2017
Perfectly imperfect – that’s one way to describe LA based punk act The Regrettes – the press release stated. Maturity is an over-rated virtue for young bands. Feel Your Feelings Fool is an empowering artistic statement. They’re a very young band, but they already show an impressive maturity for their age, even their sound is fascinatingly coherent and audacious. It’s easy to feel the sense of youth, the vulnerability of their age, their insecurities, emotions and frustrations, we can’t forget that they’re still in high-school and their inspiring frontwoman Lydia is only 16.
Confrontational and provocative, with top notch lyrics and sounding like an exciting mix of punk, 60’s pop and lo-fi rock, somewhere between The Distillers, The Ramones and Courtney Barnett. The Regrettes are fairly new, but they don’t give a single fuck about what you might think of them. Their debut album is impressive, thrilling and urgent, full of fast-paced pop songs with the classic punk rock mentality.