“These guys are AWESOME! It's kinda like Green Day and NOFX had a guilty one night stand then abandoned their secret love child in Canada! ”
(In reference to their debut album CHEERS)
The SkudFux are a hot new Montreal punk rock band. With a collective hatred of commercial rap and EDM, and a passion for the loud, aggressive trashy tones of punk-rock, The SkudFux decided to write their own brand of pure, raw, catchy-trashy, strongly melodic, rock-riffed anti-establishment modern day punk songs. Their goal: Revive real, loud, live music, and send the DJ's running back to their aunt's and uncles's wedding receptions. Enjoy!
One album that I only came across recently but which I'm enjoying immensely is Cheers by Montreal punks The SkudFux. I suppose you could label it pop punk but it's definitely not the crappy, anodyne pop punk that gives the genre a bad name. This is "rock riffed, anti-establishment, trashy, raw and catchy" to paraphrase their Bandcamp blurb. They list amongst their influences the likes of NOFX, The Flatliners, Descendents and Green Day and at their best they wouldn't look out of their depth if they were to share a stage with any of those acts. - Mick Fletcher, JustSomePunkSongs.blogspot.ca
These kids defy the corroded horizon of the establishment: Punk music "lived" from within bleeding out from all their pores. The SkudFux explode with crass yet catchy melodies, which they season with cursing energy and all the despair that comes with the genre. -Yves Bergeras, editor, arts & culture, le Droit, Ottawa.
Refusing to melt into a bland musical landscape, they crash around with a variety of powerful and effective melodies in the purest of punk rock traditions. -Frédéric Brussières, Poste D’Écoute
It's easy to recognize their 90s punk rock vibe and influences such as NoFx, Descendents and Blink-182. With the incorporation of committed writing, rapid arrangements, ska punk elements and catchy melodies, The SkudFux successfully created something more than interesting. The result of all those elements make Cheers a solid release. -Frédéric Bégin, En Marge Québec