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Six Twos - EP Review: Anchors

29 Aug 2023 // A review by Kerry MB

The quintessential So Cal punk rock scene has always been a prominent and thriving scene, and it appears it’s alive and well even over our shores, and in particular, Mount Maunganui.

Six Two’s has been a band since 2020 in the thick of multiple lockdowns and a shared love of punk rock in general and this is their second EP, Anchors.

Like any good punk rock, Six Two’s tick all the boxes for hard, fast, in your face riffs and distortion and solid drumming, but with some distinction as heard on last track of the EP, Game of Pricks. A definite stand out that mixes equal parts punk ferocity with insanely melodic vocals and tempo. Think early Weezer but if Weezer were straight up punk and part of the cool kid's club at school.

Clicking repeat for the fourth time, opening track, the titular Anchors, is what I can best describe as a punk rock sea shanty. One so good, even Captain Pugwash would be on board with.

Following that, is recently released single, Cuts. Another jam with an infectious chorus, made for a sing a long but also has heart.

Another stand out on this EP is Here To Stay. A meaty bass line kicks things off that then opens to some hard, fast times. It’s catchy, and also has heart, but still never strays from that punk rock sensibility. It’s a banger.

In a four track EP, Six Two’s are again reigning strong, and while 2023 is nearly over, punk rock isn’t, and I love that.


About Six Twos

Formed in 2020 against a backdrop of nationwide lockdowns, mini-ramp building and shared punk-rock playlists, Mount Maunganui’s Six Twos are putting the fun back into punk-rock.

Hailed as the Mount’s “tallest band,” Six Twos music will have fans of The Ramones, The Descendents and nineties So-Cal punk rock singing along and looking for a curb cut to pop their back wheels.

The Middle-Aged Love, EP tackles everything from Thomas Piketty’s Capital, to the dangers of middle aged skating, people movers, surf checks and everything in-between.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Six Twos


Year: 2023
Type: EP

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