Ponches- Hum LP. The Ponches formed in 2005 and this Italian band is still going strong after a decade plus of perfecting their craft. There are a ton of bands operating in the poppy punk world, but few have such a rough, blistering take on melodic punk as the Ponches. Their mix of punk, pop, and melodic rock ‘n roll flows effortlessly through these grooves and they covet that sacred formula that so many bands fail at playing this type of music. And that’s that their songs are just catchy. Most tracks are centered around mid-tempo melodics and the record is sequenced brilliantly as the songs mesh well from one song to the next. Theirs definitely elements of bands like the Hard-Ons, NOFX, Screeching Weasel and Chixdiggit across these twelve poppy punk tunes, but they pull them together into a sound that sounds like the Ponches. Fun record if you've never heard these guys before. Import from Austria.