Isn’t it just great when a relatively new band captures your heart instantly with just the opening of one of their songs? Sissy & the Blisters are certainly one of those bands and have produced one of the most energetic and genuinely exciting debut releases of the year with Let Her Go. It’s encouraging to see the four piece based in Guildford casting off obligations to be doing something game-changing and radical, and instead writing short, sharp and ludicrously infectious garage-punk pop songs.

Their manifesto is rolled out in style with opener ‘Got No Home’. The song delves frantically into what it means to be young and full of angst as singer James Geard screams in his attention-grabbing baritone “I’m so damn tired” over a cascade of organ . It’s an immediate song, and let’s you know what Sissy & the Blisters are all about, while still recalling the punk energy of The Dead Kennedys and the best bits of Strange House era The Horrors.

Single ‘Let Her Go’ treads a similar path. The repeated chorus of “Let her go now!” bringing to mind indie’s new poster boys The Vaccines, but with much more lyrical substance added for good measure. It’s a wonderfully catchy glimpse into letting go of love, as Geard asserts "She's better off now that it's all over."

‘Mystics’ is as spooky as the title expects, as reverb-drenched rockabilly guitar hides behind terrifyingly powerful crooning which quickly transforms into screaming. Gothic organs take their place too, and the off-kilter rhythm of the track makes for edge of your seat listening. ‘Sleeping around at night’ is just as rough around the edges. The guitars are frantic, the vocals urgent and the bassline rousing. It’s terrific fun, for both the listeners and no doubt the band in recording it as the recurring shouts of “Hey Hey!” show.

With all their songs clocking in at well under 3 minutes each, Sissy & the Blisters succeed magnificently in administering doses of short and sharp yet memorable instant pop tunes. They are accessible, yet ferociously abrasive like many great punk bands before them, and with songs this strong on their debut EP, surely there are great things to come. Sissys they ain’t.