Some good ol' fashioned pop punk takes this week's Thing spot in the form of Glasgow's Century Thirteen. Their second EP, Sunshine, came out on Monday.
The fact these guys released an EP called Sunshine right before Christmas made me like them before I'd even heard a song.
Possessing a knack for a good hook, Century Thirteen take their cue from the best of 90s pop punk and deliver their tunes with attitude and energy. The production isn't pristine, but I'd be a little disappointed if it was; the DIY vibe only adds to how cool everything sounds.
The EP can be downloaded on a pay-what-you-like basis on bandcamp, and the download includes a very sweet ukulele version of the title track. Go get some Sunshine, it's Christmas ferchristsake.