Photo by Tooney Pham
I really, really didn't want to like a band called Captain Asshole. I'm a grown adult with two kids and a mortgage. I only listened to chuckle at how terrible the German band would surely be. But... they're not. "Apocalypse Whenever" is an absurdly catchy melodic punk song. It stops just short of pop punk by being just a little too grungy to truly be pop punk. It's filled with shout along gang choruses that have a "whoah-oh" behind them just to be even more catchy. This is fun punk that is much, much better than the band name could ever hint at. I'm still not going to be wearing a t-shirt that says "Captain Asshole" on it, though.
You can watch the video for "Apocalypse Whenever" below. Successfully Not Giving Up is due out April 15 on SBAM Records and SAY-10 Records, and can be pre-ordered through Bandcamp. For more on Captain Asshole, check out the band's Facebook.