Review: Bug-eyed nerd punks straight outta Seattle, The Briefs, are still kicking and "Platinum Rats" presents their fifth LP and first since 2005's "Steal Yer Heart". Still the bleach-blonde punks they ever were, the album holds down a spirit and ethos that will get the nod of approval from the fans of the Sex Pistols, Rancid and Fat Wreck Chords et al. With most songs clocking in at two-and-a-half minutes, The Briefs shred their guitars inside a frenzy of noise could have made it to Epitaph had it been the late '90s wonder years of punk. Still, being 2019, they find themselves on the Californian imprint Burger Records, founders of the annual Burgerama music festival. The Briefs go supersized.