What a game changer this album was. It took the punk rock bits many of us had grown up with, for some we had discovered us hardcore and the tunes that were going with that. We felt that music was changing trajectory, it didn't have to continue to be confrontational, it could be conversational. Leatherface were the band that made the next leap.
This is emo without the emotion, songs that are all meaningful to these three lads in Waterford but I'm sure any samll group of working class individuals may feel something similar as they grow up wondering what's going on. If the young Offenders moved across the border from cork and started a punk band this is what it would be like
A story of how a person got into punk rock, started putting on shows and was drawn in by the community spirit of the whole thing.
Italian 4 peace screaming and emo-ing their way through these 6 songs. Full of intensity and noise and screams
Tunes just getting ready to break through. Beautiful sounds preparing us all for the freedom. Get your teeth into this vegan pop feast
The sound here is as good as any recording I’ve heard Steve play on. The feeling bleeds through the speakers. It’s not something that would win a song contest and I’m sure Steve is fine with that. It’s him stripped bare and raw.
Roy D Hacksaw has been playing in punk bands for years, this is very much the punk novel. Irreverent and funny but between the lines there is some message in there ready and waiting to be explored.
Take a journey through the darkness and intense world of oily boys. where each song merges into the other exploding through your speakers. It almost feels like they are trying to wake you from a comfort zone and unsettle through the noise.
Kitchener punks with 5 songs saluting the working class and those fighting fascism. Back breaker are wearing their heart on whatever patch they put on their harrington jackets. They want us to raise our fists and voices, for workers to stick together and most importantly of all avoid blaming the vulnerable for the issues of the world.
When Olivier wanted to put a project together on the noisier sphere of punk rock he couldn't find anyone to assist so in true punk rock fashion he has done it himself. This album is a complete find for me. One that has me screaming phonetically along to the noise on offering from this French musician.