Seems trite to keep foisting the ‘punk’ label on any music that is gritty and melodic at the same time. Power Pop Rock N Roll is how we prefer to describe the wondrous edgy music of A Giant Dog!
The new album Toy has been much anticipated over here at PoP HQ and it does not disappoint. From our perspective, there’s a whole lot of 60s to 90s rock going on here apart from punk.
Think The Who (“Fake Plastic Trees”), Husker Du (“Bendover”), Cheap Trick (“Toy Gun”) and Blondie (“Angst In My Pants”) amongst the diverse pop-rock influences that A Giant Dog mines successfully on Toy. The real deal no doubt.
… still there’s more …