When The Bronx made the transition from punk behemoths to mariachi aficionados two years ago, the only thing more surprising than the decision itself was the quality with which they carried out such a bold and (to some) ridiculous move. As soulful and finely crafted as their debut of sorts, 'II' is a glorious record. Trumpets, violins and gracefully plucked guitarrón once more provide the perfect canvas for Matt Caughthran's bittersweet tales of love, lust and loss; all of which are delivered with a passion and sincerity that only daytime punks could truly muster.
It's the third and final day of Reading & Leeds! We're going out with a bang today: Gnarwolves, Marmozets, The Hives, Wovenwar, Don Broco, Issues, Architects and Of Mice & Men are all to come. Phew! Missed the rest of the weekend's action? Catch up on Friday and Saturday's rolling review pages.