Punch Punch Kick – Punch Punch Kick

Punch Punch Kick‘s debut is produced by Linus of Hollywood, released by Lolipop Records and contains 11 power pop punk anthems.

Phil McDonald explains what is happening.


What was the biggest fun during the making of the last album?


Phil – Getting to record the songs live, together in one room, was the most fun part to me! Working with Linus of Hollywood is always so much fun — he keeps us on our game while making sure everyone has a great time during the process.


At what point, during writing, rehearsing, recording, did you knew you were on to something special?


Phil – I never really thought about that until the songs started coming together in our rehearsals. They were so much fun to play — I think that’s when it started to hit me that we could make a really great record out of that material. It starts to take on a life of its own once we all begin to feel out our specific parts of the songs.


The music industry has changed a lot (or so they say). What did it bring you? And what not?


Phil – Everyday there’s a new streaming service or method of delivery. All I know is is that Lolipop Records has been the most supportive label, and I feel like our album has found a great home with them.


She tells you she will decide on a 5-song-mix tape if there is going to be a second date. Which 5 would you put on?


Phil –

Prince “I Would Die 4 U”,

Ozma “Natalie Portman”,

The Darkness “Friday Night”,

Jamiroquai “Cosmic Girl”,

Daft Punk “Digital Love”


The meaning of ‘success’ has changed over the years. When will the new record be a success?


Phil – when “Hell Yeah” is the hype song for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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