Exclaim!'s Staff Picks: Bratboy Deliver Rock 'n' Roll Mayhem with Precision on 'Bratworld'

BY Alex HudsonPublished May 8, 2023

Guitarist Bella Bébé and bassist Megan Magdelena used to play in the backing band of proggy, poppy post-hardcore songwriter Jo Passed — and that technical precision comes in handy on Bratworld, their first album as Bratboy (f.k.a. bb). The Vancouver trio, also featuring journeyman drummer Tony Dallas, kick up a good-natured racket, with bubblegum Ramones hooks going toe-to-toe with twiddly fretboard heroics ("Dream Rope"), speaker-frying bass fuzz ("Moloko") and spaghetti western punk ("1948"). That's rock 'n' roll, baby! 


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