Jack Skuller: Love is a Drum (single)

~ Monday, 22 February 2010
Reading the accompanying press blurb from the Hoboken, New Jersey based Bar None Records, it appears they have pulled in a few favours for Skuller's debut single. The reason we say this as it is produced by Daniel Rey who has worked with the Ramones, Misfits and Ronnie Spector and he also plays guitar on it. They have also called in Nada Surf's Ira Elliot for the drums.

With all this punk and rock pedigree on display you can't help but feel you have been hoodwinked as the reality is a passionless piece of bubblegum skiffle pop that is instantly forgettable while Skuller's vocals are lightweight and devoid of any power or likability. Given his tender years he may mature into something more substantial but as it is obscurity knocks.

I've always had a soft spot for Bar None Records but they are well off target with this release.