Stolen Bikes plays gritty punk rock that straddles the line between '77 style and pop punk. Glory is a record filed with hooks and sing-a-long choruses. '77 style punk is something that you don't hear as much these days from younger bands (at least bands in
there seems to be quite a few overseas) which can be a good or bad thing.
With this style of punk rock it is very easy for a band to fall flat with
uninspired songs and bad lyrics. Luckily Stolen Bikes doesn't fall into
this category. From start to finish, Glory is a solid street punk / '77 style record played with a
lot of energy and driven by some excellent guitar hooks and riffs. What I
really like though about Stolen Bikes' music is that there is more going on
here than your standard Blanks 77 meets The Business meets Rancid songs; there
are distinct hints of groups like Lagwagon and Dillinger Four.
In other words, this band has taken influence from two of punk rock's catchiest
sub-genres and melded them together beautifully. This is certainly a band