Steeltown Records and Contra Records
Written by Mark Jones
Smart Attitude are a 3 piece band from East Germany that mix skinhead rock ‘n’ roll and punk rock to create catchy as hell anthems that I’ve had on repeat for the last couple of hours. The band has released a cassette and a couple of 7” but this release is probably their best work to date.
The band cites bands like Stiff Little Fingers, The Beltones, and The Templars as their influences and these all come across brilliantly on the 4 superb tracks on ‘Punrockmolotowcocktail’. The E.P kicks off with the brilliant ‘Skinhead Rock ‘N’ Roll’, a catchy sing-along anthem with starts and ends terrace chant of “Skinhead”. The next two songs ‘On The Run’ and ‘PRMC’ have been released previously but have been re-recorded for this release and now sound even better. The final track ‘Like U’ is another new one and is an absolute belter of a song, with clean sounding guitars, brilliantly written lyrics and is catchy as hell what’s not to like.
‘Punkrockmolotowcocktail’ is probably one of my favourite E.P’s of the year so far and will no doubt make my end of year list. If you have not heard of Smart Attitude before I strongly recommend that you check them out.