Diskopunk have been steadily dropping occasional hits over the last couple of years, including the superb “Fire”. Whilst it’s always great to hear something new from the Swedish quintet, we were always left with a feeling of wanting more from them. Finally, we’re granted with something substantial and that comes in the form of their debut, self-titled EP.
As detailed in their name, Diskopunk bring the two genres together to create something that’s flooded with groove but has a hint of grit to it. Lead single “Soaked” kicks off the EP with Tame Impala harmonies, swirling synthesisers and a riff that absolutely tears through the mix to get you on the groove. Introductions of percussion turn this solid number into a dancefloor anthem, proper getting Diskopunk off to on the right foot.
“Breathing” keeps the good vibes going as it’s wandering bassline heads straight to the hips, whilst icy synths fill the atmosphere with a steely exterior. The chorus floods with airwaves with waves of harmony before the track makes way for the slightly more reserved sounds of “Lilla pojke”.
The Diskopunk EP is exactly the kind of thing we needed to satisfy our long-term cravings of hearing more Diskopunk. It’s blend of disco and punk results in an EP that’s always prepared to bring a surprise to the ears. Whether in the form of the ABBA-esque “Sugar” or the punchy riff of “Soaked”, we can always be assured that Diskopunk will offer us something good.