Review: Local H

Local H
“No Fun”
(Thick Records)

The title track of this 6-song EP is not the Iggy Pop classic, but half the tracks are covers. Two of those are the best cuts on the recording: a restrained rendition of “I Just Want Something To Do” (The Ramones) and then an entirely different attitude when the group delivers a menacing, violent take on Primal Scream’s “Kill All Hippies” as “Fuck Yeah, That Wide”. This has the same approach of simple, repetitive lyrics allowing for an energetic build up that Local H uses on its best original on the album, the rousing, anthemic “President Forever”. “No Fun” is good indie hard rock, aggressive neo-punk from an energetic guitar-drums duo.