Beware The Hooded Fang

Ok, I know that that’s the Hooded Claw with Penelope Pitstop and not the Canadian indie-surf/Tijuana brass, guitar twanglers Hooded Fang, but it’s close enough.

Hooded Fang’s Tosta Mista album could be one of this year’s most enjoyable listens- it’s short and to the point, full of bright and breezy 60s hooks, 80s indie-punk lo-fi spirit and upbeat despite mostly being about a break-up. I like it- its got charm and a bit of charm goes a long way. And that’s what counts as a review here today.

The Hooded Claw had neither a hood nor a claw and was the alter-ego of Penelope’s guardian Sylvester Sneekly who tried to kill her to grab her fortune… it’s a cheap cartoon. Who cares?