Penny Cocks

Penny Cocks have grown like the Lords inscrutable ways. They have gone from early twenties to late twenties, even replacing a member here and there, but they are still the wild devils that caught our attention back in 2010 with their “Burning Down My Youth”, an EP that opened the doors to BCore and their international labels Contra and Longshot. After that came their debut album “Do It Cock” (2012) and the EP “Devils, Kids & Gypsies” (2013), that more or less, resumes the essence of what they have always been: A band as elegant as incorrigible that, with grace and a bit of cheekiness, have always known how to relocate punk in any decade. There was punk in ’77 yeah, but Penny Cocks have also found it in the R’n’B bands that performed in highway hangouts in the ‘50s.

 

Fake Gold And Broken Teeth” (BCore / Contra / Longshot, 2016) is their particular Punk and Disorderly, a collection of punk classics from before and after the ’77 punk explosion. The band combine the devil and punk rock, adding an exuberant refinement in their lyrics where, apart for their usual wildness, you can find work class conscience and the intransigent need for opportunity.