Queer punk duo Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce delivered one of the best debut albums this year.
It stands out as a very real and honest, yet not too serious album, dealing with experiences of queerness, adulthood and gender. Hopkins and Bruce are known for their performance and drag artistry and that is something that gives the punky attitude of the album a twang of warm self-confidence and that one moment when you realise that you actually do deserve better.
The single Ugly Cherries is a song that’s hard to forget once you’ve heard it. After living in upstate New York for two years, it’s not unusual that you can hear the influence that state, and its relation with punk music, has on everyone who has ever set foot in that city.