Four on the Floor
Much like a cheap coffee, the mere mention of the words “pop-punk” tends to leave a bad taste in the mouth of post-pubescent music fans. Hong Kong party rockers Shotgun Politics could fall into that category, but wisely these “stadium punkers” remain focused on their infectious live performances. Shotgun Politics play every show as if it’s their last, and Four on the Floor catches that incendiary spirit. This is the first time the international quartet (from Sweden, mainland China and Hong Kong) have worked with an outside producer since chief songwriter Timmy Gunn formed the band, in 2009. Hong Kong mixman Jun Watanabe brings a more cohesive pop edge to the driven guitars and big, catchy choruses. The explosive, Blink 182-style anthem 2003 is far superior to anything on their previous EPs, Broadcast and Glow.