|Photo by Kyle Cunjak|
One genre I'm completely clueless on is J-Pop. It's just not for me. However, I loved Century Egg's previous single, "Do You Want to Dance?," so I had to check out their cover of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's first English language song "Ring a Bell." Without hearing the original, I can guarantee Century Egg's isn't a completely faithful cover. The Halifax band gives the J-Pop hit a decidedly pop punk version. Sure, it's heavy on the pop side of pop punk, but it's more rock than K-Pop. It's beyond catchy, with crashing cymbals and some great guitar work. It's taking all the fun of a K-Pop hit and interpreting it for rock fans to be able to enjoy, which we definitely are.
You can listen to Century Egg's take on "Ring a Bell" below. Little Piece of Hair is due out May 7 on Forward Music Group. You can pre-order a copy via Bandcamp. For more on Century Egg, check out the band's Facebook.