Farmer Joe’s Family Fun EP

Losthenfound return once again with speedy pop-punk tunes that are rolled thoroughly in the damp earth of Blink 182, dusted off carelessly by a disapproving EMO-mum, and sent down to the rock shop with no pocket money.

Without beating around the bush, it’s fair to say that the fast-punk genre has been done a fair bit. Well, a lot actually! It’s also true to say that the sheer volume of piss-poor copycat bands has threatened to kill off the style entirely.

Losthenfound, however, seem to have the twinkling sparkle and fresh scent of a very well polished band that suggests they want to be the prize bullock of their well known breed.

As far as the songs go, they can be divided up squarely between the mature and emotional anthems, such as ‘Store in a Cool Dry Place’, the speedy pop tunes along the lines of the opener ‘Wrong Turn’ and humour-tinged tracks like ‘Helping Grandpa’.

These sub-sections aside, Losthenfound are clearly at their best when they’re creating intricate drum patterns and hooky melodies. ‘Wrong Turn’ is the obvious hit with ‘Coathangers’ finding a place amongst the favourites too.

Farmer Joe’s Family Fun follows on seamlessly from last years ‘Tunes for You’ EP.

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Stuart 'Saur' Smith was a prolific writer for The Mag throughout the magazine's lifetime. He combined a day job of temporary office jobs in London with a nightlife of trawling the capital's music venues looking for talent. As well as writing about music, he was a session musician who featured on a number of singles in the 90s. Today, Stuart is a Chief Writer for Phonotonal.
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