Amazombies Bitches and Stitches

Bitches and Stitches is a solid debut from this Pacific Northwest trio. Fronted by a woman reminiscent of Kathleen Hanna from Bikini Kill, or Corin Tucker from Sleater-Kinney, and backed by a thick and heavy punk backbeat, the Amazombies are quite a force. Sure, the songs might not be overly complex or layered in their structure; however, they find strength in their simplicity and catchiness in their sing-along nature. Besides, what punk boy couldn’t love a punk girl singing a song entitled "Skirts and Scars”? Or a furious cover of Leiber-Stoller’s classic, "Riot in Cell Block #9?” It’s not rocket science, it’s not overwhelmingly original, but it’s pure sweet punk rock for punk rock’s sake, and that counts for something. (Go-Kart)