The Living End
Australian trio comes off like punks shedding their skin in an effort to make it big. The Living End effectively drive squinty-faced Punk-Pop vocals headfirst into songs loaded with bristling guitars. The result is catchier and friendlier than Rancid, but not nearly as innocuous as Green Day. For a trio, these Aussies make a hell of a lot of noise, yet they keep themselves in check enough to find their way into regular MTV and radio rotation.