Clattering their way across the North Sea are Danish garage punks Glow Kit, who draw comparisons with noisy, modern bands like (No Age) but owe bigger debts to Buzzcocks and The Undertones. It's a simple formula really: use saw-toothed guitars to carve verses up into rough rhythms, then loosen everything up for the chorus. A single guitar hook is all you need to build yourself a song. Only three of this record's fourteen tracks stick around for longer than two minutes, and the whole thing's over in less than half an hour.

The vocals sound like they were done in a reverberous bathroom with a recording engineer who wasn't paying attention, which is actually the ideal sound for this sort of band. The lyrics convey a vague malaise, with song titles like 'Misunderstood' and 'Daily Disgust'. It's like water off a duck's back to anyone who's listened to a punk band before. These days if you want your complaints to catch anyone's attention you've got to be pretty damn pissed off, and Glow Kit definitely aren't that. They're almost cute.

The band's UK label is the ever-keen Alcopop, who - fresh from releasing music on wristwatches and frisbees - are going to put this out in glow-in-the-dark packaging. The problem is, this suggests that the enclosed record is designed for the night-time. And it just isn't. Fellow Danes Iceage have made a name for themselves by draining every drop of friendliness out of this kind of punk; if you want to get upset at society sometime after sunset, give them a call. Glow Kit, meanwhile, leave everything in. Major chords and pop hooks. Save them for summer; barbecues and parties on bright nights. In that sort of light you won't be able to tell the glow-in-the-dark cover apart from any other album jacket, just as you won't be able to tell Glow Kit's debut apart from hundreds of other albums. Still, that might not matter. Not if you're enjoying yourself too much to notice.