Monkey vs Robot are a new band from South Carolina in the USA. They have got an 8 song ‘demo’ for download over on Punkrockers.com. No, I’d never heard of the site before. It seems to be a My Space type site for punk rockers. I think I might have to dig around over there some more if it manages to throw up stuff as good as this.
Monkey vs Robot are a lovely blend of lo-fi punkyness and catchy tunes. Take references like The Ramones through to current upstarts No Bunny and add a dash of charisma into the mix with some fine melodies and you are onto a winner from the off with this duo (or are they just a one band – it’s hard to tell from My Space and Punk Rockers). Influences are said to be alcohol, cigs, midgets, happy pills, 80′s toys, go go dancers, B movies and mind control. So if you can follow where that leads you’re probably thinking they’re worth hearing. And yeah, they are. And yeah, they’re fun. And yeah they a little dumb. But sometimes punk rock just has to be that way.