While there have been thousands of bands who have followed the standard format in the wake of the 70s punk explosion, there have been far less that have gone down the road that was pioneered by such bands as Buzzcocks and Swell Maps. When there is it’s fairly refreshing not hearing yet another Sex Pistols or Ramones clone. Proto Idiot’s “Difficult Questions” is just such one of those songs.
With a honed, yet off-hand style “Difficult Questions” is buzzy and raucous. Their new album “Leisure Opportunity” is out on Slovenly Records (just ordered mine). And they have a fairly extensive back catalog to start digging through.