This post contains cliches, but given its subject matter that's almost inevitable. New Jersey's Big Eyes play tight badass Rock and Roll the way they used to. The Runaways, Joan Jet and Suzi Quatro are not generally top of my playlist, but this is the well they draw on and they do it impeccably well. Recently released album Stake My Claim, is a thing of needle sharp economy and melody. Ten songs, not one of them breaching the three minute mark. Leader Kate Eldridge steers the ship with unerring determination and conviction. They'd be some band to see live. Here's the title track.