The Heartburns

 

The Heartburns

One of the most diverting performances at last year's Ilosaarirock Festival was the one by Kakka-hätä 77, lasting less than 30 minutes as the band ran out of their two-minute punk songs. Kakka-hätä 77 came, saw and split in a rather hasty manner, but let's hope that the vocalist Teemu's original band, The Heartburns, is going to stay with us a bit longer. At least they have already been around since 2001, and at least they've just put out a new release. Fixin' to Die offers what we have already learned to expect from The Heartburns: brisk tempo, not too serious attitude and loads of rock'n'roll. And yes, two minutes is still a very good lenght for a song, since the album's 18 minutes is enough capacity for ten lovely hit songs.

The Heartburns is a pure and emphatic testimony of the eternal reliability of some fundamentals. Like Teemu himself put it in one interview: "People have been doing beer-drinking and missionary position for thousands of years, but still those things never go out of favour. So three-chord punk is a bit similar in that, I think."


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