The Penalty EP is the debut from Las Vegas post-punk band The Violent Hearts. The two tracks really make this a single rather than an EP, but regardless, what one finds is perfectly crafted songs, performed with style and class. As debuts go, this one shows a band that has already perfected a compelling sound, with strong vocals, cool guitar parts and crisp production. The band of James Mattock, Frankie Picasso and Brian James are the real deal. The only drawback is 6 minutes of music is not enough for a band this good. We want more and you will too. Stream and buy The Penalty EP at the link below.