The Briefs: Platinum Rats – Album Review
Written by Lily Webber on March 18, 2022
This band seems like it would be fantastic to see live, but I just can’t see myself listening to this album on my own anytime. The sticker on the CD says that they take influence from some old British 70’s punk bands and 80’s LA-Based bands, but to me this sounds a little watered down. Undoubtedly there is talent on this album, with solid guitar riffs and songwriting, but at the end of the day I don’t feel like I get anything from this album that I couldn’t get from a load of others. The music feels much like checking the box of having a guitar solo, having an interesting chord change somewhere in the album, and having a few edgy song titles sprinkled on top. I’m sure a live show of theirs would be fantastic to see, but don’t plan on picking up any CD’s there!