There's a neat little sub genre of female fronted bands who straddle the punk and rockabilly scenes with a certain stylish swagger.
While some would write them off as being lightweight I'm more often than not impressed with their pop sensibilities.
Kitty in a casket are one of those bands, and with the release of 'Back to Thrill' they could very well jump to the top of the heap of the genre for a couple of reasons.
One being that the competition like the Creepshow, The Horrorpops and Bridget Handley don't seem to be doing much at the moment.
And the other being that even if they were then they would probably struggle to match the high standard that is on display here.
This is so poptastic that it could have been produced by the Disney corporation, and I say that without a hint of sarcasm, and it's certainly not a critical put down either.
It's just that it's very easy to hear something in what they do that if marketed properly could be the soundtrack for a generation of prepubescent weekend mall rat gothpunks.
In the right time and place then I could imagine the cash tills would ring a pretty tune and I have no problem with that at all.
In fact it would be far more preferable to hear this blasting out from the stores, radio stations and music channels than the vast majority of soulless crap that us over thirties have to endure.
It's slick, it's got hooks a plenty, there's some really catchy sing a long moments and the band can actually play.
That's a big plus in my book.
So while it might be as sugary as a bag full of trick or treat candies, it's a treat that wont rot the kids teeth and I'm loving it.