The great thing about surfing Bandcamp is that every click on a new release has the potential to trigger a wave of enthusiasm. Usually this ain’t the case, but the discovery of Coco Jumbo‘s debut full-length Misbehavin’ caused a tsunami of emotions. It turns out to be a trio from Melbourne, Australia – the band members aren’t visible in the striking cover photo, which accurately reflects the album title – that swam in the same wild ocean as ATW favs The Chats, Dune Rats, Amyl and The Sniffers, Bad//Dreems and Skegss. Edward Sims (guitar), Christopher Jordan (bass) and Seamus Latto (drums) play an über-catchy combination of dirty garage rock and gnawing punk. You’ll hear 15 short but powerful and energetic songs that will make every live audience stage dive and crowd surf. Cool stuff!
Misbehavin’ is out now digitally and on vinyl LP (self-released).