Orange County pop-punks Zebrahead recently toured Europe and have been steadily growing legions of admirers worldwide over the years. 'Postcards from hell' is the first release off their third album 'Broadcast to the World' which was released back in August.
They don't fiddle with their tried and tested formula as this is a high energy, fast paced lead track to demonstrate their intentions on the album. The lyrics aren't really inspiring or technical, for example the repetition of 'f**k you, I wont change for you'. You can pretty much smell the teenage angst that the mainstay of their audience seeps out of every pore. But it is infectious and entertaining, your feet will tap and your head will nod, no matter how hard you try to restrain yourself. It is an example of perfect pop-punk with all boxes ticked; loud, fast, energetic. Where they fit in with the world is open to debate but they know exactly what their audience craves, and feeds their thirst. The second song on the single 'Riot Girl' repeats the same tricks as 'Postcards From Hell', proving that if it ain't broke, don't fix it, and when ain't broke means touring with Green Day then Zebrahead must be doing something right.
It won't change the world, but it will entertain if you let it for the few minutes you listen.