It’s easy to know 40 years later how relevant something really was when the needle hits the record and you are brought back in a time capsule.
Continuing on with the excellent series of benefits is the latest Locked in the dressing Room comps. As the light is starting to emerge on live music once again it will be more difficult to remember how many venues and staff were left with no income. For most reading this blog live music was a pulse we clung on to. We looked forward to the camaraderie of gigs, the explosion of sound and sight on stage as our world revolved so much around music. That came to a halt as we re-assesed and some tried to recreate that experience online. But it was difficult. Live In the Dressing Room was created to show support to venues by the musicians.
Three is definitely a crowd for the death set, a power pop punk rock fuzzed up duo with synths, drum machines tunes and noise aplenty. Blistering and poppy third album
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
6 tracks of punk rock and roll with an attitude rocking through your speakers
Deep down I'm getting visions of the Vapors, maybe even the Ramones or early Paranoid Visions with a small nod to glam rock even but always a record I'm happy to put that needle on to.
Dedicated to all people who suffer and die trying to get a better life these tunes deserve a listen and Rotura are a band deserving of our time.
Brokedowns from Illinois USA singing heartfelt punk rock at the top of their lungs
VVegan Punk rock clarion call from 2012, fast, full on and furious hardcore from Austria complete with fanzine, lyric sheet and power