REVIEW: Latte+ – Next To Ruin

Latte+ – Next To Ruin
CD Phocomelic Music 2019

Latte+, straight outta Florence! These Italian punkrockers and Stanley Kubrick fans (think ‘Korova Milk bar’ and its ‘Moloko plus’) are around since 1997.  8 albums, several splits, compilates and hundreds of shows later they just released  a self-produced album called ‘Next To Ruin’. Its released by their own label Phocomelic Music and distributed in Europe, North America and Japan.

Latte+ did not get their mustard at Abraham’s, they tapped it out of the same barrels as the Ramones, The Queers, The Manges, Screeching Weasel, Travoltas, … So ‘Next To Ruin’ bulks with straight forward 1, 2, 3, 4 punk rock, pop punk and surf punk. Its a very enjoyable collection of fast forward and poppy 3 chords melodies. 8/10

  1. Next To Ruin
  2. Phocomelic Boy
  3. Cookie
  4. Waiting For You
  5. I Miss You
  6. Good Looking Girl
  7. She’s The Evil
  8. Everybody Likes You Wife
  9. She Cracks The Whip
  10. Sleepyhead
  11. Lost In Berlin
  12. Hey Hey It’s Dee Dee’s Birthday Today
  13. Very Abnormal People


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