CANDYGRAM FOR MONGO
THE RED PILL
Boisterous punk pop from La-la land, Candygram for Mongo plays the kind of infectious melodic rock with a smarmy swagger and a slightly sneering tone on THE RED PILL. Hooks for days, sugary yet shouted choruses, and a versatile knowledge of the rock 'n roll playbook accentuate cuts like the sock-hop vibe of "Bleed for It", while "Almost Everything" wheels out the denim and leather for an unorthodox time machine trip laden with punky pretense. A lot of input goes into the making of these three-minute gems, a feat that sets Candygram for Mongo way ahead of the rest of the whiners, poseurs, and talentless but popular acts on the scene.